Setback for safer lorry rules

New vehicle technologies could prevent thousands of motorway collisions

New safety technologies could play a major role in bringing the numbers killed on European motorways down, according to our latest report.

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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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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.

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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.

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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In the media

"It's regrettable that it will be several years before we see all new cars fitted with [eCall] and that other vehicles aren't covered by the legislation yet."
Antonio AvenosoBBC News
“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."

Our Members

  • Liikenneturva
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • VdTÜV
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Folksam Research
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
RT @Adnkronos: Circa 2000 vittime sulle #autostrade d'Europa in un anno, ma meno morti negli ultimi 10 hours ago
RT @ERTICO: New vehicle technologies and extension of EU infrastructure safety rules to increase safety via @ETSC_EU10 hours ago
RT @PetervderKnaap: ETSC: "Motorway users in DK, GB, Sweden & The Netherlands experience a lower level of risk than rest of Europe" - http:…10 hours ago
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