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.

Compare countries

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.

Latest News

EU driving license changes give a boost for alcohol interlocks
  • 15/5/2015

A harmonised EU code on alcohol interlock devices for driving licences comes into force...

Commission report gives ‘green lights’ for mandatory fitting of new safety tech
  • 24/4/2015

A major new study for the European Commission has identified a...

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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

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