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

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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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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

  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • BeSafe
  • ARSC – Albanian Road Safety Council
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Liikenneturva
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Towards Zero Foundation
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Folksam Research
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • VdTÜV
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Fondazione Ania
  • Road Safety Support
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
#Spain: 7 in 10 drivers don't respect speed limits around schools, parks and residential areas @fmapfre3 weeks ago
Great to see @WHO endorsing Intelligent Speed Assistance as a key technology for tackling road deaths.… weeks ago
It's UN Road Safety Week @UNGRSW. Pledge to #SlowDown and Save Lives. Here's a technology that can help.… weeks ago
RT @4roadsafety: Lord Robertson welcomes the launch of the Global Network for #roadsafety Legislators & the Manifesto #4RoadSafety https://…3 weeks ago
RT @WHO_Europe: Road traffic injuries are the leading killer among children and young people aged 5–29 years #SlowDown3 weeks ago
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