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...

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...

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

If your organisation has made improving road safety a priority, we want to know. Apply now for the ETSC PRAISE Awards 2016. 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.

PRAISE Awards 2016

If your organisation has made improving road safety a priority, we want to know. Apply now for the ETSC PRAISE Awards 2016.

Speed

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.

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

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety
  • 20/6/2016

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s...

Five transport ministers say it’s time for Europe to tackle serious road injuries
  • 13/5/2016

The transport ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and...

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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

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