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European Parliament backs safer lorries

Safer lorries with better protection for vulnerable road users could be on the way following a vote in the European Parliament.

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

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In the media

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
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has also examined the survivability of aircraft accidents worldwide, estimating that 90 percent are survivable (no passengers died) or “technically survivable," where at least one occupant survives.
The European Transport Safety Council also welcomed the vote, saying better visibility would be especially important for cyclists and pedestrians in urban areas. Its data found nearly 4,300 people died in collisions involving lorries in the EU in 2011.
The European Union must take note and recognise the role that it can and must play in tackling the scourge of drink-driving.
Antonio AvenosoEuropean Voice

Our Members

  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy Group (TISPG), Portugal
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Folksam Research
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Liikenneturva
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Road and Safety, Poland
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  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • VdTÜV
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
More than 3 million people have now watched our Belgian member's shocking new video. http://t.co/9VgIAtyV6J #goforzero @BIVV_IBSR3 days ago
EU lawmakers vote for redesign to make trucks safer and greener http://t.co/wpqI3JQ0bB via @reuters4 days ago
RT @GeorgiGotev: Parliament approves safer trucks | EurActiv http://t.co/K8yDiyyuvO4 days ago
RT @New_Europe: Kallas welcomes Parliament's vote on 112 eCall http://t.co/0c2QoKVIT34 days ago
RT @SiimKallasEU: MEPs vote 4 #safer, #greener #lorries, cutting fuel costs, emissions and road deaths. #EUtransport #cyclists http://t.co…5 days ago
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