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...

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions. Read more...

The life-saving potential of Intelligent Speed Assistance

The life-saving potential of Intelligent Speed Assistance

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

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...

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.

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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 policies being used to tackle the problem across Europe.

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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

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety
  • 20/6/2016

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s...

Five transport ministers say it’s time for Europe to tackle serious road injuries
  • 13/5/2016

The transport ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and...

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In the media

"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
"Extensive trials of intelligent speed assistance in the UK proved that most drivers’ appreciation of the system increased as they got used to it."
Antonio AvenosoIrish Times
"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)

Our Members

  • Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge
  • Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
  • Belgian Road Safety Institute
  • Health and Safety Authority, Ireland
  • International Motorcycling Federation
  • Association in Defence of Insured and Injured in Road Accidents
  • European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR)
  • Centro Studi Città Amica (CeSCAm), University of Brescia
  • Road Safety Support
  • UNASCA
  • Region Midtjylland – Central Region Denmark
  • AMRKS
  • Road Safety Institute – Panos Mylonas, Greece
  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
  • Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS)
  • Road Safety Authority, Ireland
  • ARPER
  • Road Traffic Safety Agency of the Republic of Serbia
  • Association Prévention Routière
  • Republic Council for Road Traffic Safety (RCRTS)
  • Danish Road Safety Council
  • Global Road Safety Partnership
  • German Road Safety Council / Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat (DVR)
  • Dutch Safety Board
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
  • Vehicle Technology Research Centre, University of Birmingham
  • Swedish Abstaining Motorists’ Association (MHF)
  • European Driving Schools Association (EFA)
  • P.A.U. Education
  • VdTÜV
  • Prevenção Rodoviária Portuguesa
  • Swiss Council for Accident Prevention
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL), Sapienza – University of Rome
  • Liikenneturva
  • ANIA Fondazione per la Sicurezza Stradale
  • Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre
  • Norwegian Abstaining Motorists’ Association
  • Confederación Nacional de Autoescuelas (CNAE) (ES)
  • Automobile Club d’Italia
  • Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University
  • Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency
  • Folksam Research
  • Motor Transport Institute, Poland
  • Road and Safety, Poland
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Auto und Reiseclub Deutschland
  • Czech Transport Research Center
  • Fundación MAPFRE
  • Catalan Traffic Service (SCT)
  • Hellenic Institute of Transport – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
  • AWSR – Agence wallonne pour la Sécurité routière
  • BeSafe
  • Safer Roads Foundation
  • NPNAA
  • Finnish Transport Safety Agency
  • Austrian Road Safety Board – KFV
  • MOVING International Road Safety Association
Netherlands: New virtual reality app teaches children not to use their mobile phone while #cycling https://t.co/hK4cl4UCSZ #distraction3 hours ago
#Austria: Vienna to increase investment in cycle paths next year https://t.co/5akEhmSpdu #cycling #RoadSafety5 hours ago
#Belgium: tougher penalties for drivers who commit an offence and drive away https://t.co/gmQUOf7l1X9 hours ago
#Milan: 21 % increase in number of drivers caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel in the past six months https://t.co/yXtqz5BAg81 day ago
#Brussels: Animated #billboards are too dangerous, distract drivers https://t.co/kVm7uEHYk5 #distraction1 day ago
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