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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.

Transport ministers hold back progress on lorry safety

Transport ministers hold back progress on lorry safety

European Commission proposals to enable manufacturers to improve lorry safety should be subject to an eight-year delay according to EU member states.

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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.

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The European Parliament has given the green light to an automated emergency call system to be fitted to all new types of car.

Slovakia wins the 2014 Road Safety PIN Award

Slovakia has made the most progress in saving lives since an EU target to halve road deaths by 2020 was set four years ago, according to ETSC’s latest PIN report.


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 urged to fast-track revised law on cross-border enforcement of traffic rules
  • 24/7/2014

New legal proposal could save 350-400 lives a year Brussels – Road safety campaigners...

Rise of budget cars could create ‘two tier’ market for safety – Euro NCAP
  • 9/7/2014

Euro NCAP has warned that the budget car trend being driven...

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:

Our Office Location

Our office in Brussels is located near to the European institutions. The nearest metro station is Merode, the nearest train station in Brussels Schuman.

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In the media

"Belgium is an average perfomer when it comes to making the traffic situation safer according to figures from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC)."
"The European Transport Safety Council's (ETSC) 8th Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) report says that Ireland, Sweden, Norway and the UK have the lowest death rates across Europe."
"It is simply wrong that 12,000 still die every year for reasons that are mostly avoidable."
Antonio AvenosoReuters
"This legislation is a step forward because it will enable innovative new designs that include crumple zones along with better visibility and protection of car occupants, pedestrians and cyclists."
Antonio AvenosoEurActiv
"Some countries are using (alcohol interlocks) to prevent drink drivers from reoffending. These solutions are working in other European countries and could also work in Italy."
Antonio AvenosoCorriere della Sera

Our Members

  • Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy Group (TISPG), Portugal
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Folksam Research
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Liikenneturva
  • VdTÜV
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
A third of young drivers admit taking ‘selfies’ at the wheel http://t.co/mL7cIljZcV via @forduk @Liikenneturva3 days ago
Finland: Safety council sees growing risk from texting – and selfies – at the wheel - yle.fi http://t.co/4M5YDiSRP9 via @PastoriPastori3 days ago
On average, in the EU, one young person’s death in four results from a road collision. http://t.co/ENNI725wpy4 days ago
In Europe, transport accidents remain the largest single cause of death among people aged 15 to 29. http://t.co/DKiuEJuaGm @MarosSefcovic4 days ago
The hearing of @MarosSefcovic with the @Europarl_EN @EP_Transport committee is 30/9 - 18-21h.5 days ago
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