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The business case for managing road risk at work

Find out how to go about improving your organisation's bottom line by investing in a road safety management programme.

Transport ministers hold back progress on lorry safety

Transport ministers hold back progress on lorry safety

European Commission proposals to enable manufacturers to improve lorry safety should be subject to an eight-year delay according to EU member states.

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Tell the EU to Belt Up!

If seat belt reminders for all passenger seats were mandatory for new cars, 900 lives could be saved every year in the EU. Read our latest report on car occupant safety.

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Drink Driving

Stopping drink driving in Europe could save 6,500 lives every year. Find our more about how different countries across Europe are tackling the issue.

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The European Parliament has given the green light to an automated emergency call system to be fitted to all new types of car.

Slovakia wins the 2014 Road Safety PIN Award

Slovakia has made the most progress in saving lives since an EU target to halve road deaths by 2020 was set four years ago, according to ETSC’s latest PIN report.


Speed is the number one killer on Europe’s roads. Find out how Intelligent Speed Assistance for professional vehicles can help.

Drink Driving

Drink driving is reponsible for the deaths of thousands of Europeans every year. Read our report on policies being used to tackle the problem across Europe.

Vehicle Safety

According to ETSC data, around 4300 people died in collisions involving lorries in 2011. Read our briefing on EU proposals to make HGVs safer.

Latest News

New speed limits in Spain
  • 8/7/2014

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In the media

"Belgium is an average perfomer when it comes to making the traffic situation safer according to figures from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)."
"The European Transport Safety Council's (ETSC) 8th Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) report says that Ireland, Sweden, Norway and the UK have the lowest death rates across Europe."
"It is simply wrong that 12,000 still die every year for reasons that are mostly avoidable."
Antonio AvenosoReuters
"This legislation is a step forward because it will enable innovative new designs that include crumple zones along with better visibility and protection of car occupants, pedestrians and cyclists."
Antonio AvenosoEurActiv
"Some countries are using (alcohol interlocks) to prevent drink drivers from reoffending. These solutions are working in other European countries and could also work in Italy."
Antonio AvenosoCorriere della Sera

Our Members

  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Liikenneturva
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • VdTÜV
  • Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy Group (TISPG), Portugal
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Folksam Research
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
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