The Safety Related Traffic Information (SRTI) Ecosystem was created by the Data for Road Safety members for the exchange of data and information under the terms and conditions of the Multi Party Agreement and thus creating a trust domain for that exchange.

Year 2019 was by far the safest on European roads according to European Commissions preliminary figures in 2020. The European target to reduce the number of fatal road crash victims and serious injuries by half in 2030 stays however far away. In order to achieve the set targets for road safety, the European Commission Road Safety Policy Framework 2021-2030 notes next steps and new approaches, including safe systems and new technological advances as well as opportunities of connectivity and automation. The Safety Related Traffic Information (SRTI) Ecosystem partners will make a collaborative effort to be part of this new cooperation and share data while supporting road safety.

In order to exchange data, the partners agreed on a number of aspects such as the conditions of exchange, the allowed use of data and access to the data.

Key principles:

Free of charge…
Data is exchanged within the SRTI Ecosystem for the sole purpose of road safety, without any financial compensation between the parties.

…on the basis of reciprocity…
The reciprocity principle simply means that if you get something - you give something. Each role brings a value to the Ecosystem.

…for road safety
Data received through the SRTI Ecosystem can only be used to create Safety Related Traffic Information. It is strictly prohibited to use the data in the SRTI Ecosystem for any other purpose, as the members consider other usage to be commercial use cases.

These principles and other agreements are part of the Multi Party Agreement signed by the partners, and are valid within the SRTI Ecosystem. Joining the SRTI Ecosystem by signing the Multi Party Agreement alters however in no way any rights and obligations parties have, including the European Delegated Regulation on the exchange of Safety Related Traffic Information.


All European Transport Ministers, the European Commission and current industry partners established the Data for Road Safety during the High-Level Meeting on Connected and Automated Driving on 15 February 2017 in Amsterdam.

The mission of the European Data for Road Safety  is to improve road safety by maximizing the reach of safety-related traffic information powered by safety data generated by vehicles and infrastructure.

The  Data for Road Safety  was structured around 3 core principles:

Working together to make driving safer. Safer driving is a shared vision amongst government and industry stakeholders and is a key founding for this public-private partnership.

Safety without compromise. Vehicle data has the potential to save lives. By making safety data a priority and share data across brands and across borders, we can maximize the benefit it brings and enhance road safety.

A fair and trusted partnership. The  Data for Road Safety is a trusted partnership of government and industry stakeholders that enables fair competition.

Building blocks:

Existing regulatory framework
The Multi Party Agreement is a practical implementation of Delegated Regulation 886/2013.

Position Paper ACEA
The position paper ‘Access to vehicle data for third-party services’ describes the extended vehicle approach for access to data.

Business 2 Business
Partners identified the need to involve data aggregators and service providers in order to get Safety Related Traffic Information spread to as many road users as possible. Although this has a positive effect on road safety, it did complicate the process, as multiple parties had to agree on sharing data and information free of charge, also taking into account the competition law principles. 

Proof of Concept

The  Data for Road Safety initiated the Proof of Concept (PoC) Data for Road Safety to take the first steps towards a harmonised exchange of vehicle data with the aim of generating Safety Related Traffic Information.

This PoC was necessary to develop and test the exchange of SRTI messages between private and public partners and was launched at the ITS Europe conference in Eindhoven on 3 June 2019 and ended in early October 2020.


During the PoC, approximately 28 million messages were received by the Dutch National Access Point only. Vehicle data contributed to five out of the eight Safety Related Traffic Information categories. However, the categories that cannot be detected by vehicle data at this point in time, might be available at public parties and other industry partners.

The complete results can be found in the report: Evaluation of the PoC ‘Data for Road Safety’.

Effect on road safety

The availability of Safety Related Traffic Information has a positive effect on road safety. It helps accelerating the deployment of emergency services and recovery companies by public authorities. The exact location of vehicle crashes and broken-down vehicles is also shared within seconds with service providers, who can issue warnings for road users. The PoC confirms the following effects:

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