The European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) has embarked on a new approach to strengthening its work on road safety. To this end, the ECMT works to contribute more effectively to the debate on the improvement of road safety policies by conducting
peer reviews of the measures and policies enacted by member countries. Lithuania is the first country to undertake this type of review in the safety field. The review, carried out by experts from Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and the ECMT Secretariat,
is an effective way for Lithuania to openly examine its policies and practices through detailed comment, discussion and insight on its current road safety activities. The peer review process is used extensively within the OECD and its affiliated organisations, always
originating at the request of the country being reviewed. Apart from providing an open appraisal of national policies, the review process should help relevant Ministries obtain needed resources and implement effective policies and practice.