European Directive on road safety management

How authorities can apply European Directive 2008/96/EC which relates to the safety management of the Trans-European Road Network.


Guidelines for competent authorities on the application of the directive

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.



This document demonstrates compliance with the directive and is mainly written for professional users but must be made available to public readers.

The objective of this document is to facilitate the identification of relevant policy and technical advice that corresponds to the directive’s requirements, so that competent entities can, if necessary ensure compliance with the obligations in the directive. The document also comprises several other documents which together comprise the guidelines as defined at Article 2.8 of the directive and described in more detail at Article 8.

Published 14 December 2011