YEARSYoung Europeans Acting for Road Safety

Reducing the dangers facing younger road users is the focus of a new ETSC project, known as YEARS, which was launched at an event in Brussels in October 2015.

The project, in partnership with technical universities across Europe, will work with students to develop projects in their local area aimed at improving the safety of young road users.  The project also aims to encourage policymakers to develop road safety policies that specifically target this group.

sponsor_euThe YEARS project receives financial support from the European Commission, the German Road Safety Council (DVR) and the Belgian Road Safety Institute.

Latest YEARS News, Publications and Events

12 June 2017 – YEARS Country Seminar Athens

12 June 2017 – YEARS Country Seminar Athens

The Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas and the European Transport Safety Council organised a country seminar in Athens to debate policy recommendations for young road users on the European and national level. Download the final agenda here. RSI Panos Mylonas press release Presentations Vassiliki Danelli Mylona – RSI Panos Mylonas Antonio Avenoso – ETSC Panagiotis Papantoniou – Athens Technical University Thomas Kakadiaris – Greek Motorcycle Federation Lena Plaiti – Axa Insurance Jacqueline Lacroix – German Road Safety Council Liesje Pauwels – Belgian Road Safety Institute

26 January 2017 – YEARS country seminar, London

26 January 2017 – YEARS country seminar, London

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and the European Transport Safety Council organised a country seminar in London last 26th of January to debate on the dangers and policy recommendations for young road users in the European Union. The YEARS policy report was presented during the event, looking at the current situation in Europe, using the latest data on road deaths involving young people and the main risks they face in their first years of driving and riding. It explores example of good practice and […]

Reducing casualties involving young drivers and riders in Europe

Reducing casualties involving young drivers and riders in Europe

Young drivers and riders aged 15-25 are more likely to be killed on Europe’s roads than their older counterparts, despite continued improvements in road safety. Road collisions remain one of the highest external causes of death for young people. The risks are especially high for young males and for young riders. This high collision risk is caused by a combination of factors. Biological and social changes between the ages of 15-25 affect the risk perception of young people and lead to an increase in […]

21 November 2016 – YEARS country seminar, Barcelona

21 November 2016 – YEARS country seminar, Barcelona

The Catalan Traffic Service and the European Transport Safety Council organised the first YEARS National event in Barcelona to debate on the dangers and policy recommendations for young road users in the European Union. Good practice and effective measures adopted by EU Member States were promoted and disseminated during the national conference in order to raise awareness among stakeholders and spur on national administrations to take action and reduce the number of young people killed on the roads. Download the agenda (in English) Download the agenda (in Spanish) Presentations […]

24 – 28 October 2016: YEARS CAMP, Brussels

24 – 28 October 2016: YEARS CAMP, Brussels

The YEARS Camp was held in Brussels from the 24th to the 28th of October. 11 groups of students from France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia were selected to participate at the YEARS competition and the one-week training with road safety experts. Each group has committed to carry out a local road safety campaign through the identification of a high risk site and a proposed low-cost solution to be submitted to the local authorities in order to have it implemented within one year. The […]

New project targets young road users

New project targets young road users

Reducing the dangers facing younger road users is the focus of a new ETSC project, known as YEARS, which was launched at an event in Brussels in October. The project, in partnership with technical universities across Europe, will work with students to develop projects in their local area aimed at improving the safety of young road users.  The project also aims to encourage policymakers to develop road safety policies that specifically target this group. Divera Twisk, an expert from the SWOV Institute for Road […]

19 October 2015 – Young road user risks: is age the only fix?

19 October 2015 – Young road user risks: is age the only fix?

The European Transport Safety Lecture 2015 Monday 19 October 2015, 17:00 Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels The European Transport Safety Council warmly invites you to the launch event of the YEARS project – which focusses on reducing dangers for young road users in Europe. The event will feature the 2015 European Transport Safety Lecture, this year given by Divera Twisk of SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, The Netherlands, followed by an expert panel discussion. Agenda Presentations Antonio Avenoso, ETSC […]

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