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Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Targeted measures needed to prevent road deaths among young drivers

Zero tolerance on drink driving, additional hazard perception training and graduated driver licensing schemes should become the norm according to a new report on young drivers and riders by ETSC.

Commission outlines plans for safer cars, vans and lorries

Commission outlines plans for safer cars, vans and lorries

The European Commission has published a list of 19 lifesaving safety technologies that could be made mandatory on new vehicles. ETSC welcomes the announcement but says several critical areas for action are missing, and the timescale is too long.

It’s time to get serious about self-driving cars

It’s time to get serious about self-driving cars

Neither the US nor European regulatory system is set up to deal with the challenge of approving self-driving technologies for public use. Read more...

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Speed is the number one killer on Europe’s roads. Find out how cutting-edge Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology can help.

Drink Driving

Drink driving is reponsible for the deaths of thousands of Europeans every year. Read our report on how alcohol interlocks are being used to tackle the problem.

Serious Injuries

135,000 people were serious injured on EU roads in 2014. EU Transport Ministers have called for a new EU target and measures to reduce the numbers.

Latest News

EU road death figures: third year of poor results
  • 28/3/2017

Valletta – The European Commission has published new data showing that deaths on EU...

Opinion: Eight-year-old vehicle safety standards need an urgent upgrade
  • 22/2/2017

By Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director After the political turmoil of...

ETSC is a Brussels-based independent non-profit making organisation dedicated to reducing the numbers of deaths and injuries in transport in Europe. Areas that we work on:

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Our office in Brussels is located near to the European institutions. The nearest metro station is Merode, the nearest train station in Brussels Schuman. Click here for detailed instructions on how to find us.

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In the media

"Independent checks, or “driving tests” for automated systems and self-driving vehicles must be a pre-requisite for their use. Technologies should be approved for use on a step-by-step basis, starting with the safest environments such as motorways."
Antonio AvenosoFinancial Times
"Extensive trials of intelligent speed assistance in the UK proved that most drivers’ appreciation of the system increased as they got used to it."
Antonio AvenosoIrish Times
"Automated vehicles are already starting to appear on Europe’s roads, but regulators are still stuck in the slow lane. It is crucial that we get a much greater understanding of what the real world safety benefits would be, and what new risks would be introduced, before these vehicles are put on sale."
Antonio AvenosoThe Guardian
"Technical standards are where the EU adds value."
Antonio AvenosoFinancial Times
"This study shows that EU and US trade negotiators would potentially be putting lives in danger by allowing vehicles approved in the US to be sold today in Europe and vice-versa. What’s needed is an open and transparent process for getting both sides up to the highest level of safety across all vehicles."
Antonio AvenosoThe Independent (UK)

Our Members

  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Folksam Research
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Liikenneturva
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • BeSafe
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • Fondazione Ania
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Road Safety Support
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • VdTÜV
  • ARSC – Albanian Road Safety Council
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Towards Zero Foundation
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Dutch Safety Board
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