Setback for safer lorry rules

New vehicle technologies could prevent thousands of motorway collisions

New safety technologies could play a major role in bringing the numbers killed on European motorways down, according to our latest report.

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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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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.

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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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Our interactive maps compare countries based on their overall level of road safety in 2013, and on the improvements made since 2001.


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.

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In the media

“Today’s vote will help put an end to the injustice of foreign drivers escaping traffic penalties while locals get punished for the same offence. This is a long overdue change.”
Antonio AvenosoEuropean Voice
"It's regrettable that it will be several years before we see all new cars fitted with [eCall] and that other vehicles aren't covered by the legislation yet."
Antonio AvenosoBBC News
“As a whole, the EU is doing well, but to reach the 2020 target, we’re going to need a lot more effort, especially in the less well-performing countries.”
Ellen TownsendFinancial Times
"As soon as things become mandatory, the costs come down because there is such a huge interest in developing the technology."
Dudley CurtisDaily Mail
"Belgium is an average perfomer when it comes to making the traffic situation safer according to figures from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)."

Our Members

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  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
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  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
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  • Czech Transport Research Center
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