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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.

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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

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