A 35-year-old father was on his way to a family party with his 2 toddlers. As the car approached the level crossing, witnesses saw how it ignored the red light and the crossing’s closed barriers. The train driver launched the emergency braking but a collision could no…

Infrabel en Vias institute lanceren nieuwe campagne rond verkeersveiligheid (pdf, 193.3K)

On Friday 18th of May an entire session on the Road Safety on Five Continents Conference (RS5C) in South Korea was dedicated to the ESRA project. Uta Meesmann, Vias institute (Belgium) organized this session and presented an overview on the project approach,…



After one year and a half , the SaferAfrica project knew a first milestone. On 27th April,  the consortium gathered various stakeholders to assess the actions undertaken so far. Their attention was mainly focused on the “Capacity Building” activity that we as Vias…

Wednesday 28/02 at Vias institute – ESRA2 kick-off meeting with the core group members. This is the start of the second edition of the ESRA survey. Already 24 countries signed up for the first wave in 2018.

Vias institute is one of the leading partners in the SafetyCube project (Safety CaUsation, Benefits and Efficiency). This is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizons 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, in the…

The ESRA website has been revamped! It’s a joint international project of 26 institutions to qualify and understand the road safety attitudes and behaviour of road users across the globe. Learn more at!

At the beginning of October 2017, Minister of Mobility, François Bellot, and Vias institute tested a driverless shuttle bus. It was the first time a test of this kind had been carried out in Belgium. These shuttle buses can pick people up and drop them off, stop if…

Eerste test autonome shuttle (pdf, 225.6K)

Dear reader,

It is with great pride that I introduce you to Vias institute, the organisation that is taking over the role of BRSI after 30 years. The change of name is the final part of a process that we put in motion six years ago.



The MONITOR project (collaboration between Vias institute and the FPS Mobility and Transport) is a study on the practice of more than 30,000 Belgians regarding mobility and road safety.

Our country has many problems when it comes to mobility. There are still far too many people being killed on our roads. With its 30 years of expertise and experience in road safety, Vias institute will be able to continue contributing to new solutions.


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