The European Union aims to facilitate freight and passenger transportation between EU countries through the interconnection of national highway networks. The EU will ultimately be responsible for security checks on the new network.
The network is scheduled to include 90.000 km of high-speed roads and high-quality roads by 2020. The European Union will finally be involved in the management of road safety in the Trans European Networks by monitoring network security at the design stage and through regular network checks.
It has also funded inspection and control programs, which sought multiple ways to inspect network security by engineers. Such programs and applications have resulted in recommendations to improve the road safety inspection practices.
It also led to a detailed training program for EU road safety auditors through the EURO-AUDITS project. This training is necessary due to the new EU legislation establishing road network controls in all Member States, even those with little experience and tradition of such controls.