Road transport in the EU is governed by a policy tailored to ensure safe, environmentally friendly and efficient mobility system. The road and freight industry constitutes one of the most dynamic elements of the EU economy. Road transport accounts for the movement of people and goods over both long and short hauls. It also provides an efficient network linking various countries in the EU; this is facilitated by the high flexibility associated with road transport. Slovakia is a credible example of a European nation with an extensively developed road network with roads such as the D2 motorway, R5 expressway and European route E575.
What are the EU’s Road Transport Policy Objectives?
Policy formulation is usually underlain by a specific set of goals and objectives. The foremost policy objective, in this context, is the creation efficient transport mechanisms for both passengers and goods. The second objective is to facilitate the harmonization of environmentally friendly and safer road transport standards. The policy objectives are guided by as set of legislations applicable to road transport within the EU region. The laws govern various parameters including working and resting time for drivers, annual vehicle taxes, charges for heavy goods and access to road freight professions among others.