Fundación MAPFRE, the General Direction of Traffic and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) held a seminar “Fitting Safety As Standard” / “Hacia la seguridad de serie en todos los vehículos” in Madrid on 11 September 2018.
On the 17 May 2018 the European Commission proposed a new set of mandatory vehicle safety standards for all vehicles sold in the European Union. These standards represent the most direct and effective measures the EU has to further reduce road deaths and injuries. 25,300 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2017 – a figure that has hardly budged in four years. A further 135,000 people are seriously injured each year.
Intelligent Speed Assistance is one of the technologies that has been proposed to be fitted on all vehicles. For years, speed has been recognised as one of the three main contributing factors to deaths and serious injuries on our roads. ETSC is calling on all the EU Member States to support these proposals. The event in Madrid offered participants the opportunity to discuss with the author of the regulation, the expert involved in the impact assessment study and the actors of the sector.