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


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...

ETSC announces 2018 fleet safety awards

ETSC announces 2018 fleet safety awards

ETSC has announced the 2018 winners of the PRAISE awards, in recognition of outstanding efforts taken by companies to improve road safety at work.

Eight European students win the YEARS awards for upgrading dangerous road infrastructure

Eight European students win the YEARS awards for upgrading dangerous road infrastructure

Four pairs of engineering students from Italy, Lithuania and Poland have been recognised for projects to redesign and upgrade high-risk road infrastructure in the cities of Milan, Naples, Vilnius and Kraków.

New EU vehicle safety standards essential to reducing child road deaths

New EU vehicle safety standards could prevent 25,000 deaths

ETSC have warmly welcomed a package of measures announced by the European Commission to help reduce the 25,000 deaths that occur on EU roads annually.

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...

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 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.

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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