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.
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.

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

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

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.

Latest News

Weakened road safety law proposal criticised in Finland
  • 8/7/2017

ETSC’s Finnish member organisation Liikenneturva has criticised a government proposal to weaken a number...

Scotland to introduce road-side saliva tests for drug driving
  • 6/7/2017

Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the...

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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

Our Members

  • ARSC – Albanian Road Safety Council
  • ARPER
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Folksam Research
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • VdTÜV
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Vias Institute
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Liikenneturva
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • NPNAA
  • Transport Scotland
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Road Safety Support
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • UNASCA
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Towards Zero Foundation
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • BeSafe
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • AMRKS
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Fondazione Ania
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • P.A.U. Education
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
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