New EU vehicle safety standards essential to reducing child road deaths

New EU vehicle safety standards essential to reducing child road deaths

More than 8,000 children aged 0-14 years have been killed in road traffic collisions over the last ten years in the European Union, new data show.

Call for mandatory alcohol interlocks in vans, lorries and buses across the EU

Call for mandatory alcohol interlocks in vans, lorries and buses across the EU

ETSC's latest report shows more than 5000 deaths a year in EU are still caused by drink-driving.

MEPs call for new car safety tech to be fitted as standard

MEPs call for new car safety tech to be fitted as standard

The European Parliament has called for new cars to be fitted as standard with a range of life-saving technologies including automated emergency braking, intelligent speed assistance and intelligent seatbelt reminders in all seats.

Showcase your organisation’s achievements in road safety

PRAISE Awards 2018

If your organisation has a road safety programme, and the results to prove it - we want to hear from you. Apply now for the PRAISE Awards 2018

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...

PRAISE Awards 2018

Find out more about how your business can apply for the 2018 ETSC PRAISE Awards for organisations large and small that are putting road safety first.


Speed is the number one killer on Europe’s roads. Find out how cutting-edge Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology can help.


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.

Serious injuries

At least 135,000 people are seriously injured on EU roads each year. EU Transport Ministers have called for a new EU target and measures to reduce the numbers.

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Call for mandatory alcohol interlocks in vans, lorries and buses across the EU
  • 20/2/2018

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‘Safety concerns’ over mystery exemption to EU safety rules
  • 12/1/2018

EU Member States have approved an exemption to EU vehicle type...

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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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