European Day of Courtesy on the Road (EDCR) is an original awareness
campaign aiming to improve the behaviour of all road users across Europe on
the long term.
A yearly EDCR pre-campaign invite citizens, schools, companies, government
and other stakeholders to participate to the event and to disseminate road
safety messages. The poster is common to all participants in Europe.
Next to this campaign, a European study on “courtesy on the road” took place
done in 12 countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg,
The Netherlands, Portugal, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria. In
this study, TNS Opinion analyzed “aggressive driving behavior” in the
population by interviewing 500 people from each country. The results of this
study have been presented to the public and the media within the EDCR
campaign by each partner on the 20th of March 2008.
EDCR is based on best practice developed in France by AFPC since 2001 and
tested with proven success in Portugal and Belgium in 2007. The EDCR 2008
campaign was organised in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Greece.