MEPs call for new car safety tech to be fitted as standard

MEPs call for new car safety tech to be fitted as standard

The European Parliament has called for new cars to be fitted as standard with a range of life-saving technologies including automated emergency braking, intelligent speed assistance and intelligent seatbelt reminders in all seats.

ETSC announces 2017 work-related road safety award winners

ETSC announces 2017 work-related road safety award winners

ETSC has announced the 2017 winners of the PRAISE awards, in recognition of outstanding efforts taken by companies to improve road safety at work.

Switzerland is the winner of the 2017 PIN award

Switzerland is the winner of the 2017 PIN award

Switzerland has been recognised for its long term commitment to improving road safety. Find out more in the 2017 PIN report.
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 is responsible 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

At least 135,000 people are seriously injured on EU roads each year. EU Transport Ministers have called for a new EU target and measures to reduce the numbers.

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In the media

According to the European Transport Safety Council fatigue causes about 20% of accidents in commercial vehicles in the EU.
Among its recommendations, the ETSC report urges EU legislators to push through rules making new in-car safety technology such as autonomous emergency braking, intelligent speed assistance, alcohol interlocks mandatory.
Progress in reducing road deaths across Europe has "virtually ground to a halt" since 2014. That is the blunt assessment of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).
Switzerland's efforts to reduce the number of fatalities on the road between 2010 and 2016 have earned Bern the European road safety prize...
"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

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