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From 2018, new models of car sold in Europe will be fitted with life-saving automated emergency calling technology.

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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.

Setback for safer lorry rules

Setback for safer lorry rules

An EU deal to postpone new rules enabling safer lorry designs is a setback for road safety.

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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.

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

Campaigners and traffic police hail approval of revised cross-border road safety enforcement rules
  • 11/12/2014

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and TISPOL – the European Traffic Police Network...

Scotland and Lithuania lower drink drive limits
  • 6/12/2014

Scotland has begun enforcing a new drink driving limit of 0.5...

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.

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  • information@etsc.eu

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

  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Folksam Research
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Liikenneturva
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • VdTÜV
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy Group (TISPG), Portugal
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Confederation of Organisations in Road Transport Enforcement (CORTE)
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Chalmers University of Technology
France: Cazeneuve promises comprehensive road safety plan in January. http://t.co/sK2iK8LX1c @Preventionrout4 days ago
RT @EUCouncilPress: Road traffic offence directive: Council confirms agreement with Parliament: http://t.co/Q73gDpqUSD #RoadSafety4 days ago
RT @EUCouncilPress: Safer and greener lorries – Council confirms deal with Parliament: http://t.co/AZ7O5fv8X7 #transport #blindspot #cleanf4 days ago
Drink driving policy news from ETSC - Drink Driving Monitor 22 - December 2014 - http://t.co/05vohDeAou5 days ago
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