6000 children died on EU roads in ten years
Why are so many children still dying on European roads, and what can be done about it?
Speed is the number one killer on Europe’s roads. Read our latest report on how EU countries are tackling the problem.
A quarter of road deaths in the EU are alcohol related. Our interactive map shows how different European countries are tackling the problem. See also our new map looking at the use of alcohol interlocks in different countries.
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In the media
In Italy road safety is on the front page, but sympathy from politicians is not enough. It’s time for action.Antonio Avenoso, Corriere della Sera
“The European Union must take note and recognise the role that it can and must play in tackling the scourge of drink-driving.”Antonio Avenoso, European Voice
The European Transport Safety Council also welcomed the vote, saying better visibility would be especially important for cyclists and pedestrians in urban areas. Its data found nearly 4,300 people died in collisions involving lorries in the EU in 2011.Reuters
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has also examined the survivability of aircraft accidents worldwide, estimating that 90 percent are survivable (no passengers died) or “technically survivable,” where at least one occupant survives.ABC News
“Some countries are using (alcohol interlocks) to prevent drink drivers from reoffending. These solutions are working in other European countries and could also work in Italy.”Antonio Avenoso, Corriere della Sera
“This legislation is a step forward because it will enable innovative new designs that include crumple zones along with better visibility and protection of car occupants, pedestrians and cyclists.”Antonio Avenoso, EurActiv
Europe changes gear over speed limits on country roads.BBC
Limiti di velocità, abbassandoli di 10 km all’ora si risparmierebbero duemila vite l’anno.La Stampa
The European Union plans to require speed-limiting and emergency braking technology in all new car models starting in 2022, along with dozens of other technical features to improve road safety.The New York Times
Significant reductions in road casualties for vehicle occupants across Europe in the last decade have not been matched by equivalent safety gains for pedestrians and cyclists, a report has shown.The Guardian