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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

European employers show road safety is good for business
  • 13/10/2014

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EU member state backing for cross-border road safety enforcement welcomed
  • 8/10/2014

European Parliament urged to green-light revised proposal ahead of May 2015...

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In the media

"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
"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

Our Members

  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Folksam Research
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Liikenneturva
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy Group (TISPG), Portugal
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • VdTÜV
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
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Europejska Rada Bezpieczeństwa Transportu wyróżniła Unilever Polska - http://t.co/WT2rT0B88g17 hours ago
Arriva vinder international pris for trafiksikkerhed | csr.dk http://t.co/O6DerZYncJ2 days ago
RT @bfu_ch: Jeden Tag werden zwei Fussgänger schwer oder tödlich verletzt. Senioren sind besonders gefährdet. http://t.co/Dh4YqX4tUj2 days ago
Detailed Swiss road death and injury figures for 2013 published today (DE, FR, IT) http://t.co/hPmC8vL00V2 days ago
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