New film highlights life-saving potential of Intelligent Speed Assistance tech for new cars

New film highlights life-saving potential of speed assistance tech for new cars

A new film from ETSC makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe.

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

Petrom, Transport for London and IAM Group are the winners of this year's PRAISE awards, recognising companies that have made outstanding efforts to improve road safety at work. Read more...
TTIP and Vehicle Safety

TTIP and vehicle safety

A new study by an international team of vehicle safety experts raises questions about the implications of a potential EU-US trade agreement for vehicle safety. Read more...
Europe must boost safety for cyclists and walkers

Europe must boost safety for cyclists and walkers

7,600 people died in road traffic while cycling or walking in the EU in 2013 according to new research. ETSC says unprotected road users need special attention because the numbers being killed are falling more slowly than those for vehicle occupants.

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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.

Compare countries

Our interactive maps compare countries based on their overall level of road safety in 2014, and on the improvements made since 2001.


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 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

Road safety campaigners meet Juncker to ask for EU serious injury reduction target
  • 5/2/2016

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission met earlier today with road safety and...

France – road deaths increase as speeds creep up
  • 28/1/2016

For the first time in 35 years, road deaths in France...

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In the media

"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)
“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

Our Members

  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • P.A.U. Education
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  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
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  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
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  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
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