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...

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions. Read more...

The life-saving potential of Intelligent Speed Assistance

The life-saving potential of Intelligent Speed Assistance

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

Urgent action needed on road safety as new figures show increase in deaths

Urgent action needed on road safety as new figures show increase in deaths

ETSC says the European Commission must stop delaying new road safety policy measures if it is to help reverse an increase in deaths on EU roads. Read more...

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

If your organisation has made improving road safety a priority, we want to know. Apply now for the ETSC PRAISE Awards 2016. Read more...
Drink Driving

Drink Driving

New legislation has come into force in Scotland reducing the drink drive limit from 0.8g/l to 0.5g/l. Read our case study and track drink driving limits across Europe.

PRAISE Awards 2016

If your organisation has made improving road safety a priority, we want to know. Apply now for the ETSC PRAISE Awards 2016.

Speed

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

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety
  • 20/6/2016

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s...

Five transport ministers say it’s time for Europe to tackle serious road injuries
  • 13/5/2016

The transport ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and...

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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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

  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • VdTÜV
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • BeSafe
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • ARPER
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • AMRKS
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • UNASCA
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Road Safety Support
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • NPNAA
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Liikenneturva
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Folksam Research
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
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