Call for mandatory alcohol interlocks in vans, lorries and buses across the EU

Call for mandatory alcohol interlocks in vans, lorries and buses across the EU

ETSC's latest report shows more than 5000 deaths a year in EU are still caused by drink-driving.

MEPs call for new car safety tech to be fitted as standard

MEPs call for new car safety tech to be fitted as standard

The European Parliament has called for new cars to be fitted as standard with a range of life-saving technologies including automated emergency braking, intelligent speed assistance and intelligent seatbelt reminders in all seats.

ETSC announces 2017 work-related road safety award winners

ETSC announces 2017 work-related road safety award winners

ETSC has announced the 2017 winners of the PRAISE awards, in recognition of outstanding efforts taken by companies to improve road safety at work.

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...

Stay informed

Get the latest news on transport safety across Europe, register for our free newsletter.


Speed is the number one killer on Europe’s roads. Find out how cutting-edge Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology can help.


Drink-driving is responsible 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

At least 135,000 people are seriously injured on EU roads each year. EU Transport Ministers have called for a new EU target and measures to reduce the numbers.

Latest News

South Korea mandates new vehicle safety tech while EU delays again
  • 14/1/2018

The South Korean transport ministry has announced that it will require all new passenger...

‘Safety concerns’ over mystery exemption to EU safety rules
  • 12/1/2018

EU Member States have approved an exemption to EU vehicle type...

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. Click here for detailed instructions on how to find us.

  • 20 Avenue des Celtes
    Brussels B-1040
  • +32 2 230 4106

In the media

Meer dan 5.000 van de 25.000 verkeersdoden per jaar in de Europese Unie zijn te wijten aan alcohol. Dat staat in een nieuw rapport van de Europese organisatie voor verkeersveiligheid ETSC. De European Transport Safety Council spoort de lidstaten aan om alcoholsloten in vrachtwagens en bussen te verplichten.
El Consejo Europeo de Seguridad del Transporte ha hecho un llamamiento a la UE para exigir que se coloquen sistemas de bloqueo de alcohol, un dispositivo de prueba de aliento que evita que el vehículo arranque si el conductor excede el límite, en todos los vehículos profesionales nuevos y que se adapten a los automóviles utilizados por los infractores reincidentes.
According to the European Transport Safety Council fatigue causes about 20% of accidents in commercial vehicles in the EU.
Among its recommendations, the ETSC report urges EU legislators to push through rules making new in-car safety technology such as autonomous emergency braking, intelligent speed assistance, alcohol interlocks mandatory.
Progress in reducing road deaths across Europe has "virtually ground to a halt" since 2014. That is the blunt assessment of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).

Our Members

  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Road Safety Support
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Fondazione Ania
  • Folksam Research
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • VdTÜV
  • Transport Scotland
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Finnish Crash Data Institute (OTI)
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • BeSafe
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • Towards Zero Foundation
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Vias Institute
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Liikenneturva
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Traffic Safety Agency of Republika Srpska
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • ARSC – Albanian Road Safety Council
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
© 2017 European Transport Safety Council

20 Avenue des Celtes | Brussels | B-1040 | Belgium

t +32 2 230 4106 | f +32 2 230 4215