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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.

Transport ministers hold back progress on lorry safety

Transport ministers hold back progress on lorry safety

European Commission proposals to enable manufacturers to improve lorry safety should be subject to an eight-year delay according to EU member states.

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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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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.

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The European Parliament has given the green light to an automated emergency call system to be fitted to all new types of car.

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.

Latest News

European employers show road safety is good for business
  • 13/10/2014

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EU member state backing for cross-border road safety enforcement welcomed
  • 8/10/2014

European Parliament urged to green-light revised proposal ahead of May 2015...

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.

  • 20 Avenue des Celtes
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  • +32 2 230 4106
  • information@etsc.eu

In the media

"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."
"It is simply wrong that 12,000 still die every year for reasons that are mostly avoidable."
Antonio AvenosoReuters
"This legislation is a step forward because it will enable innovative new designs that include crumple zones along with better visibility and protection of car occupants, pedestrians and cyclists."
Antonio AvenosoEurActiv

Our Members

  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy Group (TISPG), Portugal
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Folksam Research
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • VdTÜV
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Liikenneturva
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
RT @ITSLeeds: Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA): Oliver Carsten to speak at @ETSC_EU #RoadSafety event http://t.co/tjEjcciSQ8 http://t.co…3 days ago
Scotland to reduce drink driving limit before Christmas http://t.co/Ufd2PKkPCL7 days ago
Irish Road Safety Authority warns of dangers of sleep apnoea, and how they can be avoided - http://t.co/B69HAqSP0j @RSAIreland1 week ago
One in four Spanish drivers admits having been drunk behind the wheel - EcoDiario.es http://t.co/EXFto0FlPa #drinkdriving1 week ago
Fall in deaths and injuries on Scottish roads - BBC News http://t.co/wChbQX6ol61 week ago
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