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...

Awards highlight the companies driving down road collisions at work

Awards highlight the companies driving down road collisions at work

ETSC has announced the 2016 winners of the PRAISE awards, recognising organisations that have taken outstanding measures to improve the safety of their vehicle fleets. 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...

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.

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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 policies being used to tackle the problem across Europe.

Serious Injuries

135,000 people were serious injured on EU roads in 2014. Find out about our campaign for an EU target and measures to cut these numbers.

Latest News

Governments race to outline future plans for self-driving cars
  • 29/11/2016

The United States, China, Germany, Australia and the UK are among the countries to...

Deaths on European railways continue to decline
  • 24/11/2016

Deaths on European railways dropped by 9% last year, according to...

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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

  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • BeSafe
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • VdTÜV
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Folksam Research
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Liikenneturva
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • Road Safety Support
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
RT @RSAIreland: Delighted to see Dublin follow the majority of European cities by introducing 30km/h limits. Well done Dublin City Council…9 hours ago
Ireland: New #drinkdriving campaign examines devastating consequences on one family who lost their child. #ForCiaran1 day ago
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