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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.

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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.

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In the media

“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)."
"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

Our Members

  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • VdTÜV
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Folksam Research
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Liikenneturva
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy Group (TISPG), Portugal
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
.@Bulc_EU, #Bieńkowska - This is worth a read! Introduction of automatic braking will save lives - http://t.co/Xz9N8uth4o via @FT2 days ago
Automated Emergency Braking will save lives. ETSC quoted in today's @FT special feature 'Future of the car' http://t.co/Xz9N8uth4o3 days ago
RT @EuCyclistsFed: Everything ready to ride to the @Europarl_EN with the new Commissioner for Transport, @Bulc_EU who attends the #CYFO htt…3 days ago
Our UK member @PACTS has outlined its priorities for road safety ahead of the parliamentary elections in May 2015. http://t.co/OKiZo1PwZe4 days ago
RT @PACTS: Historic decision for UK road safety: @ScotParl lowers #drinkdrive limit in "remarkably consensual debate". How long will Englan…4 days ago
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