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Work Related Road Safety Management Programmes

Work Related Road Safety Management Programmes

The report presents the main elements of Work Related Road Safety (WRRS) management as a means of addressing work-related road risks. It commences by outlining why employers should address WRRS and by giving ideas on where to begin within individual organisations. Part of this is making the business case for managing road risk and demonstrating where savings can be made by investing proactively in road safety by employers. The third section looks at the importance of leadership in introducing a WRRS programme and integrating […]

Drink Driving – Towards Zero Tolerance

Drink Driving – Towards Zero Tolerance

This report provides an overview of the drink driving situation in the European Union (Chapter 1) and measures taken at the EU level to curb drink driving deaths (Chapter 2). ETSC calls on Member States and the European Institutions to adopt a zero tolerance for drink driving. Other ETSC recommendations to Member States and the European Union are also included in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 looks at countries’ progress in reducing road deaths attributed to drink driving between 2001 and 2010. Road deaths attributed […]

Contribution on Road Safety to CARS 21

Contribution on Road Safety to CARS 21

ETSC’s contribution on road safety to the CARS 21 programme of the European Commission.  

Funding for Road Safety in the EU’s 2014-2020 Budget

Funding for Road Safety in the EU’s 2014-2020 Budget

In the context of the adoption of the new Multiannual Financial Framework ETSC would like to put forward recommendations about the budget numbers to support the priorities of the EU on road safety. In its recently adopted Transport White Paper the EU set new targets for reducing road traffic deaths in the EU: “By 2050, move close to zero fatalities in road transport. In line with this goal, the EU aims at halving road casualties by 2020.” The White Paper Communication reiterates the main […]

Memorandum to the Danish Presidency of the EU

Memorandum to the Danish Presidency of the EU

This Memorandum briefly outlines ETSC’s priorities for the Danish Presidency of the EU and presents our recommendations on key EU policy dossiers. ETSC hopes that road safety will be one of the priorities under land transport during the Danish Presidency of the EU, and that Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and Ministers of Transport and Justice Henrik Dam Kristensen and Morten Bødskov will take personal interest and show their leadership in delivering road safety in Denmark and in the EU. Key issues, carried over […]

Driving for Work: Managing Speed

Driving for Work: Managing Speed

This report offers employers an insight into tackling speeding amongst employees driving for work. Speeding can be defined as driving in excess of legally set speed limits and/or driving at speeds which are inappropriate to the prevailing conditions. Speeding is the main cause of road traffic collisions, deaths and serious injury. Loss of control of the driving task, and thus potentially of the vehicle, arises when the demands of the driving task exceed the available capability of the driver. As speed increases the task […]

EU Social Rules and Heavy Goods Vehicle Drivers

EU Social Rules and Heavy Goods Vehicle Drivers

This report aims to offer employers insight into tackling fatigue amongst HGV drivers. Fatigue is one of main risks for this group of professional drivers. Part one looks at the involvement in HGVs in collisions and collision causation factors including fatigue. The second part of the Thematic Report gives an overview of EU legislation on driving and resting times. Although this legislation aims at improving the working conditions of drivers and ensuring fair competition in the EU, this report will focus in on its […]

5th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

5th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

This 5th PIN Report provides an overview of European countries’ performance in three areas of road safety. It builds on the four previous Road Safety PIN Reports published in June 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 . The report compares developments in reducing road deaths between 2001 and 2010 and reveals which countries have achieved the EU 2010 target and how other countries have progressed towards it. It estimates the monetary value of the benefit to society from the reduction in deaths and looks ahead […]

ETSC’s response to the 2011 European Commission Transport White Paper

ETSC’s response to the 2011 European Commission Transport White Paper

ETSC welcomes the new White Paper on Competitive and Resource Efficient Transport. In this response ETSC looks in Part 1 at the specific actions related to road safety and in Part 2 analyses the different measures presented that will also have an impact on road safety. It suggests areas for improvement and additions for saving lives on Europe’s roads.  

Road Safety at Work Zones

Road Safety at Work Zones

The focus of this thematic report is improving safety for both employees and road users in relation to work zone areas on and adjacent to roads. The road work zone (RWZ) is defined as the part of a road facility influenced by works occurring on or near it. The report sets the context by outlining the nature and scope of the problem of road safety at road related work zones including identification of the most significant risk factors and causes of collisions and incidents. […]

Position Paper: Longer and Heavier Vehicles

Position Paper: Longer and Heavier Vehicles

   

Traffic Law Enforcement Across the EU

Traffic Law Enforcement Across the EU

Tackling the three main killers on Europe’s roads The core of this publication is the benchmarking of countries’ performance in the area of enforcement, but good practice examples from Member States are highlighted as well. In the area of driver behaviour, the following 3 “main killers” are covered: Speed Non-use of seat belts Drink driving. Police forces also enforce offences that are not mentioned in this document such as use of mobile phones, drug, fatigue, non-use of helmets, working time, child seats etc, due mainly to missing data and analysis. Road collisions are […]

Minimising In-Vehicle Distraction

Minimising In-Vehicle Distraction

This report aims at offering employers insight on how to minimise distractions, but to offer a clear and specific scope it will focus on in-vehicle distractions associated with the use of electronic devices or so-called “nomadic devices” including mobile phones, smart phones, music players and portable navigation devices (PNDs). It aims to provide a source of information and recommendations to employers based on a recently completed longer study on the regulatory situation in the Member States regarding brought-in (i.e. nomadic) devices and their use […]

Safer Commuting to Work

Safer Commuting to Work

This report aims to present how measures taken by employers to mitigate the commuting risk of their employees can improve road safety. It gives an overview of the scale of commuting related road deaths within the EU and the legal responsibility to make commuting safer in different countries. It then introduces travel plans which include parts on commuting and presents tips on how to set these up. It then examines each different mode, the associated risk and measures that can be undertaken mostly by […]

Response to the European Commission’s Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020

Response to the European Commission’s Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020

ETSC welcomes the new EC Communication entitled “Towards a European Road Safety Area: policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020” particularly the new target set to reduce road deaths by a further 50% by 2020. In this response in Part 1 ETSC looks at the overall structure of the Communication and then in Part 2 analyses in detail the different measures presented for action by the European Commission for the next decade. ETSC suggests areas for improvement and addition also with the aim of setting […]

National Regulations on the Use of Nomadic Devices in Vehicles

National Regulations on the Use of Nomadic Devices in Vehicles

This report provides an overview of the results of a study commissioned by the European Commission (DG INFSO) to the consortium of IGES, University of Leeds and ETSC on the regulatory situation in the Member States on mounting and using nomadic devices (such as GPS and mobile phones) in motor vehicles. Nomadic devices comprise all portable electronic devices for information, entertainment, or communication that can be used outside of the vehicle and inside the vehicle by the driver whilst driving. Deriving from this context, the objectives of the […]

4th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

4th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report

This 4th PIN Report provides an overview of European countries’ performance in five areas of road safety. It builds on the three previous Road Safety PIN Reports published in June 2007, 2008 and 2009. It shows how countries have progressed in reducing road deaths and serious injuries since 2001. It also shows how countries perform in tackling the three main killers on the roads: speeding, drink driving and failure to wear a seat belt. These rankings have been carried out during the fourth year […]

Fitness to Drive

Fitness to Drive

Driving is a demanding task and the risk of crash is high when individuals are not physically or mentally fit to drive. This is especially true when looking at work related driving, since conditions such as work related stress or sleepiness resulting from driving long hours come to play a role. This report looks into Fitness to Drive in the work-related context. The first part looks at Workplace Health Promotion (WHP). Improving the health and well-being of employees is of paramount importance for employers […]

Fit for Road Safety:  From Risk Assessment to Training

Fit for Road Safety: From Risk Assessment to Training

This second thematic report aims to present how driver risk assessment and training can improve work related road safety. This report aims to address all employers managing all type of vehicle from public authorities providing school transport, small two car delivery companies to large international companies and organisations. The scope of this report covers both fleet and grey fleet (i.e.: private vehicles used for work-related purposes) drivers and riders, from all vehicle classes: truck, bus, van, car and Powered Two Wheeler. This Thematic Report […]

Drink Driving in Commercial Transport

Drink Driving in Commercial Transport

This ETSC policy paper gives an overview of how drink driving could be effectively tackled in commercial transport through various regulations and initiatives. The paper illustrates how alcohol is affecting driving skills and its effect on crash rates. Moreover against the background of their alcohol policies, it shows how successful a number of countries are in tackling drink driving. Focusing on commercial transport, the paper presents the comprehensive regulatory framework existing in Europe and its Member States and shows the role that private stakeholders […]

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