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Finland to double number of safety cameras as groups in Spain and the Netherlands call for more enforcement

Finland to double number of safety cameras as groups in Spain and the Netherlands call for more enforcement

Finnish police plan to install an additional 150 safety cameras over the next three years. Municipal officials are currently working with police to determine where to place the devices.  The addition of the new cameras will more than double the current stock of 130. Police also have plans to introduce 25 mobile safety camera vehicles.   The Finnish Transport Agency is preparing a list of proposed sites, the final locations will be based on road safety data.  New data for the first half of 2017 has shown that Finnish motorists are slowing down as a result of increased automated enforcement.   […]

Weakened road safety law proposal criticised in Finland

Weakened road safety law proposal criticised in Finland

ETSC’s Finnish member organisation Liikenneturva has criticised a government proposal to weaken a number of key aspects of road safety. The proposals include a revision to Finland’s world-renowned system of linking fines for traffic offences to income known as the ‘day fine’. The government’s proposal is in future to only apply the system in cases where the speed limit has been exceeded by 30 km/h or more. Likkenneturva has pointed out that this change could have serious consequences in particular for urban areas, where […]

12 April 2017 – REVIVE Round table, Helsinki

12 April 2017 – REVIVE Round table, Helsinki

First REVIVE Round table focused on improving post-collision outcomes in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, and Norway In the framework of the REVIVE Project, experts from the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Rescue/Fire Service (RFS) and Road Transport Safety representatives from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, and Norway met in Helsinki on the 12 April 2017. In the first regional REVIVE round table, they discuss the way forward for improving post-collision response and emergency care. The meeting gathered representatives from Ministries of the Interior, Health, and […]

Commission reveals country-by-country serious road injury rates

Commission reveals country-by-country serious road injury rates

The European Commission’s latest road safety scorecard reveals, for the first time, estimated figures for rates of serious injury per million inhabitants broken down by country for 16 EU member states. The data act as a further reminder of the scale of the problem, with rates of serious injury dwarfing the numbers killed. The data is based on MAIS3+, a common definition of a serious injury now being used for comparison across the EU. EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc told the European Parliament in […]

Alcohol interlocks and drink driving rehabilitation in the EU – Guidelines for Member States

Alcohol interlocks and drink driving rehabilitation in the EU – Guidelines for Member States

Across Europe there is still a group of hard core drink driving offenders that seem unwilling or unable to change their behaviour despite the use of traditional countermeasures such as awareness campaigns, fines and driving bans. For this group, the introduction of an alcohol interlock programme seems to be an effective measure. Studies have repeatedly shown that alcohol interlock programmes, combined with rehabilitation programmes, cut reoffending rates both during and after the driver has been required to install the device in their vehicle. This […]

19 September – Speed Management: from Research to Implementation, Tampere, Finland

19 September – Speed Management: from Research to Implementation, Tampere, Finland

Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere, Finland 19 September, 08:15 – 10:30 Side event of the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion 18-21 September. ETSC and its Finnish members, the Finnish Road Safety Council Liikenneturva, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) and the Finnish Motor Insurers’ Centre (LVK) will host a side event at the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion on the 19th of September 2016 in Tampere. The event aims to broaden knowledge and awareness of Intelligent Speed […]

Ireland considers higher fines for wealthier speeders

Ireland considers higher fines for wealthier speeders

Ireland’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) wants the government to consider graduated fines for speeding motorists based on ability to pay. Moyagh Murdock, the RSA’s chief executive said last month that the agency plans to submit a proposal on graduated fines to the Department of Transport as part of a wider series of measures designed to combat drivers who repeatedly breach road traffic laws. Part of the reason for seeking higher fines for wealthier drivers was research carried out on behalf of the authority which […]

7 October 2014 – Distracted Driving, Helsinki

7 October 2014 – Distracted Driving, Helsinki

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Runeberginkatu 2, Helsinki 9:00 – 13:00, 7 October 2014 The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and Liikenneturva (the Finnish Road Safety Council) held a conference on distracted driving on 7 October 2014. Download the agenda. Presentations 1. PIN Overview – ETSC 2. Distracted Driving – ITS Leeds 3. Drivers’ need for information and the problem of distraction – VTT 4. Distracted Driving in Italy – Fondazione Ania 5. Distracted Driving in Finland – Liikenneturva [<a href=”//storify.com/etsc_eu/etsc-liikenneturva-distracted-driving-conference-h” target=”_blank”>View the story “ETSC / […]

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