Automated vehicles need ‘driving tests’

Automated vehicles need ‘driving tests’

EU rules on safety approvals for new cars will need to be revised to include ‘driving tests’ for automated and fully-autonomous vehicles according to a new report from ETSC. Read more...

Urgent action needed on road safety as new figures show increase in deaths

Urgent action needed on road safety as new figures show increase in deaths

ETSC says the European Commission must stop delaying new road safety policy measures if it is to help reverse an increase in deaths on EU roads. Read more...

New film highlights life-saving potential of Intelligent Speed Assistance tech for new cars

New film highlights life-saving potential of speed assistance tech for new cars

A new film from ETSC makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe.

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

Reducing road deaths and injuries at work

If your organisation has made improving road safety a priority, we want to know. Apply now for the ETSC PRAISE Awards 2016. Read more...
Drink Driving

Drink Driving

New legislation has come into force in Scotland reducing the drink drive limit from 0.8g/l to 0.5g/l. Read our case study and track drink driving limits across Europe.

Save the date

Join us in Brussels for the 2016 Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Conference on 20 June.


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 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

Urgent action needed on road safety as new figures show increase in deaths
  • 31/3/2016

ETSC says the European Commission must stop delaying new road safety policy measures if...

Europe’s car safety framework needs ‘overhaul’
  • 22/3/2016

Vehicle safety innovations are still benefitting too few road users in...

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In the media

"Automated vehicles are already starting to appear on Europe’s roads, but regulators are still stuck in the slow lane. It is crucial that we get a much greater understanding of what the real world safety benefits would be, and what new risks would be introduced, before these vehicles are put on sale."
Antonio AvenosoThe Guardian
"Technical standards are where the EU adds value."
Antonio AvenosoFinancial Times
"This study shows that EU and US trade negotiators would potentially be putting lives in danger by allowing vehicles approved in the US to be sold today in Europe and vice-versa. What’s needed is an open and transparent process for getting both sides up to the highest level of safety across all vehicles."
Antonio AvenosoThe Independent (UK)
“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

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