Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

Petrom, Transport for London and IAM Group are the winners of this year's PRAISE awards, recognising companies that have made outstanding efforts to improve road safety at work. Read more...
TTIP and Vehicle Safety

TTIP and vehicle safety

A new study by an international team of vehicle safety experts raises questions about the implications of a potential EU-US trade agreement for vehicle safety. Read more...
Let’s Go for a European Target to Reduce Serious Road Injury

#Let's Go!

Formula 1 legend Gerhard Berger is the latest to add his voice to our campaign calling for an EU serious road injury target. Find out how you can help.

Europe must boost safety for cyclists and walkers

Europe must boost safety for cyclists and walkers

7,600 people died in road traffic while cycling or walking in the EU in 2013 according to new research. ETSC says unprotected road users need special attention because the numbers being killed are falling more slowly than those for vehicle occupants.

Commission report gives ‘green lights’ for mandatory fitting of new safety tech

Commission report gives ‘green lights’ for mandatory fitting of new safety tech

A major new study for the European Commission has identified a range of new vehicle safety technologies that are suitable for mandatory fitting as part of a review of EU vehicle safety legislation.

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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.

Compare countries

Our interactive maps compare countries based on their overall level of road safety in 2014, and on the improvements made since 2001.


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.

Latest News

Safety camera boost in France, Luxembourg and Portugal
  • 28/9/2015

France and Portugal are increasing the numbers of police speed enforcement cameras and Luxembourg...

Opinion: Has ISA’s time finally come?
  • 27/10/2015

Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director For years, speed has been recognised as...

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:

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In the media

“Today’s vote will help put an end to the injustice of foreign drivers escaping traffic penalties while locals get punished for the same offence. This is a long overdue change.”
Antonio AvenosoEuropean Voice
"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)."

Our Members

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