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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.

  • 20 Avenue des Celtes
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  • +32 2 230 4106

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

  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • ARSC – Albanian Road Safety Council
  • Folksam Research
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Road Safety Support
  • VdTÜV
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Towards Zero Foundation
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Fondazione Ania
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Liikenneturva
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • P.A.U. Education
  • BeSafe
#Spain: 7 in 10 drivers don't respect speed limits around schools, parks and residential areas @fmapfre2 weeks ago
Great to see @WHO endorsing Intelligent Speed Assistance as a key technology for tackling road deaths.… weeks ago
It's UN Road Safety Week @UNGRSW. Pledge to #SlowDown and Save Lives. Here's a technology that can help.… weeks ago
RT @4roadsafety: Lord Robertson welcomes the launch of the Global Network for #roadsafety Legislators & the Manifesto #4RoadSafety https://…2 weeks ago
RT @WHO_Europe: Road traffic injuries are the leading killer among children and young people aged 5–29 years #SlowDown2 weeks ago
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