6 June 2018 – iSAFER Dinner Debate

  • June 6, 2018

iSAFER Dinner Debate

6 June 2018, 18.00-21.00

Members’ Salon, European Parliament, Brussels

The event was kindly hosted by Olga Sehnalová MEP.

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) hold a dinner debate in the Members’ Salon of the European Parliament on 6 June at 18:00 to debate the Commission’s proposals for the revision of two critical regulations for road safety: the General Safety (661/2009/EC) and Pedestrian Safety (79/2009/EC) Regulations.

On 17 May 2018, the European Commission proposed a set of new vehicle safety measures, including mandatory installation of new driver assistance technologies, such as Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and Automated Emergency Braking (AEB), as well as revised minimum crash testing standards and measures to protect pedestrians and cyclists. The measures are expected to come into force from 2020 onwards.

These regulations represent the most direct and effective measures the EU has to further reduce road deaths and injuries. 25,300 people died on EU roads in 2017 – a figure that has hardly budged in four years. A further 135,000 people are seriously injured each year.


Welcome by Olga Sehnalová MEP

Welcome by Herman de Croo, Minister of State and ETSC President

  1. The European Commission Proposal for the revision of the General Safety Regulation and Pedestrian Safety Regulation by Peter Broertjes, European Commission, DG GROW
  2. A regulation as important for saving lives as the seatbelt by Graziella Jost, ETSC
  3. Results of the Impact Assessment study by Richard Cuerden, TRL Academy
  4. Why Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) is a must by Oliver Carsten, ITS Leeds
  5. Contribution from the EU automotive suppliers Industry to the General Safety Regulation by Paolo Alburno, CLEPA

Concluding Remarks by Bart Boucké, Flemish Government, Mobility Department, ‘Flemish Road Safety House’ and Maxime Bureau, 3M Director Government Affairs for Europe.

The event was chaired by David Ward, Towards Zero Foundation.

The iSafer project receives financial support from the Flemish Government, Fundación MAPFRE and 3M.