Switzerland is the winner of the 2017 PIN award

Switzerland is the winner of the 2017 PIN award

Switzerland has been recognised for its long term commitment to improving road safety. Find out more in the 2017 PIN report.
Commission outlines plans for safer cars, vans and lorries

Industry, NGOs and cities call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards

A coalition of industry, NGOs, consumer groups and cities are calling on the European Commission to urgently bring forward new minimum safety standards for new cars, vans and trucks, after years of delays.

The business case for road safety

Apply now for the PRAISE Awards 2017

Join previous winners including Johnson & Johnson, Bolk Transport and Transport for London by showcasing your organisation's performance in improving road safety.

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Targeted measures needed to prevent road deaths among young drivers

Zero tolerance on drink driving, additional hazard perception training and graduated driver licensing schemes should become the norm according to a new report on young drivers and riders by ETSC.

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...

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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 how alcohol interlocks are being used to tackle the problem.

Serious Injuries

135,000 people were serious injured on EU roads in 2014. EU Transport Ministers have called for a new EU target and measures to reduce the numbers.

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Industry, NGOs and cities call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards
  • 24/5/2017

A coalition of industry, NGOs, consumer groups and cities are calling on the European...

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  • 28/3/2017

Valletta – The European Commission has published new data showing that...

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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

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