ETSC welcomes deal on safer EU road rules

ETSC welcomes deal on safer EU road rules

Minimum road infrastructure safety standards will be extended to national roads across the EU in a significant boost for road safety, following a provisional deal on new legislation agreed in February. Read more...

In-vehicle technology vital to tackling speeding in Europe

In-vehicle technology vital to tackling speeding in Europe

Speeding remains a significant problem in many European countries according to new research published by ETSC. Read more...

MEPs back life-saving vehicle safety standards in key vote.

#LastNightTheEUSavedMyLife

A key committee of MEPs has given the green light for a range of new mandatory vehicle safety standards that could apply to new vehicle models within three years. Read more...

Hype around automated cars is dangerously confusing drivers says Euro NCAP

Hype around automated cars is dangerously confusing drivers says Euro NCAP

One in 10 drivers would be tempted to have a nap while using a so-called ‘Highway Assist’ system, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, according to new research published by Euro NCAP alongside new tests of cars featuring advanced driver assistance systems. Read more...

Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA)

ISA is a life-saving technology that helps drivers stick to the speed limit. Find out more about how it works and check out our briefing with frequently asked questions.

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 responsible for the deaths of thousands of Europeans every year. Read our report on how alcohol interlocks are being used to tackle the problem.

Post-collision care

Our REVIVE project is looking at best-practice in emergency response across Europe. Find out more.

Latest News

MEPs back life-saving vehicle safety standards in key vote
  • 21/2/2019

A key committee of MEPs has given the green light for a range of...

In-vehicle technology vital to tackling speeding in Europe
  • 18/2/2019

Speeding remains a significant problem in many European countries according to...

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In the media

Meer dan 5.000 van de 25.000 verkeersdoden per jaar in de Europese Unie zijn te wijten aan alcohol. Dat staat in een nieuw rapport van de Europese organisatie voor verkeersveiligheid ETSC. De European Transport Safety Council spoort de lidstaten aan om alcoholsloten in vrachtwagens en bussen te verplichten.
El Consejo Europeo de Seguridad del Transporte ha hecho un llamamiento a la UE para exigir que se coloquen sistemas de bloqueo de alcohol, un dispositivo de prueba de aliento que evita que el vehículo arranque si el conductor excede el límite, en todos los vehículos profesionales nuevos y que se adapten a los automóviles utilizados por los infractores reincidentes.
According to the European Transport Safety Council fatigue causes about 20% of accidents in commercial vehicles in the EU.
Among its recommendations, the ETSC report urges EU legislators to push through rules making new in-car safety technology such as autonomous emergency braking, intelligent speed assistance, alcohol interlocks mandatory.
Progress in reducing road deaths across Europe has "virtually ground to a halt" since 2014. That is the blunt assessment of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).

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  • Norwegian Council for Road Safety
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  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
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