Pilot Area Province of Styria
The pilot area of Styria (Steiermark) is a state or Bundesland, located in the southeast of Austria. In Austria it is the second largest of the nine Austrian federal-states, covering 16,401 km². Styria borders on Slovenia in the South, as well as the other Austrian states of Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Burgenlad and Carinthia. The population (as of 1.1.2010) was 1,208,372. Styria is divided into 17 political districts and 542 communities and the capital city is Graz.
Because of 57% proportion of forest and grassland (meadows), pastures, fruit gardens and vineyards Styria is also called “The Green heart of Austria”. The south of the country is characterised by a hilly wine growing region. On the other hand Styria is also a part of the Alps and famous for the Ennstal with the highest mountain Dachstein (2995) and the National Park of Gesäuse in the north.
Styria has a total of 452,6 km of roads, this is the longest highway and motorway network in Austria. 79 people were killed on Styrian Streets in 2010. This is the lowest number of deaths since measurement.
Nevertheless the Styrian Road Safety Programme for the next 10 years has the aim to reduce the number of accidents to 20%, the number of death to 50% and the number of casualties to 40%.
The tenth edition of the SOL eMagazine is now available. This issue provides you with information about the Final Conference that will take place on the 27th of May 2013 in Brussels, last statistics on road safety data published 2012 by the European Commission and on a research on people who drive for work and their accidents risk.
| read more