Frank Mutze

13 September 2022 – European Traffic Education Seminar, Hybrid (Online/Madrid)

13 September 2022 – European Traffic Education Seminar, Hybrid (Online/Madrid)

Tuesday 13 September 2022 | 10:00-16:00 CEST Hybrid event (Online & Madrid) ETSC, Fundación MAPFRE and the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) have the pleasure of inviting you to the 2022 edition of the European Traffic Education Seminar, which will be held as a hybrid event. To sufficiently equip young road users to become safe road users, education remains of chief importance. This is especially true for secondary school […]

Response to the draft implementing act on certain automated driving systems (ADS)

Response to the draft implementing act on certain automated driving systems (ADS)

The European Commission published a draft of its upcoming implementing act setting out the technical requirements and test procedures for the type approval of certain vehicles with an automated driving system (ADS). The rules would apply to the following use cases: ‘Self-driving shuttles’, which are designed to carry passengers or goods on a predefined area in an urban or suburban environment; ‘Hub-to-Hub’ transport, which covers fully automated vehicles or dual […]

New publication sets out eight steps to improved road safety education

A new approach for the development of road safety education courses and materials has been set out in a report produced by experts in eleven European countries and published today by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) and Fundación MAPFRE. The report is envisaged as a starting point for those who design, test, implement and evaluate educational activities on traffic safety and mobility, […]

LEARN! Manual for Developing and Evaluating Traffic Safety and Mobility Education Activities

LEARN! Manual for Developing and Evaluating Traffic Safety and Mobility Education Activities

The LEARN! Manual is handbook for developing and evaluating activities and programmes for traffic safety and mobility education. It sets out recommendations, criteria and guidance to develop and implement sound educational activities in an accessible way. The report is envisaged as a starting point for those who design, test, implement and evaluate educational activities on traffic safety and mobility, and are embarking upon the creation of new, or updating existing, […]

23 June 2021 – The LEARN! Manual Webinar

Online Event Wednesday 23 June 2021 10.00 – 12.15 Central European Summer Time The LEARN! Manual is a handbook for developing and evaluating activities and programmes for traffic safety and mobility education. It sets out recommendations, criteria and guidance to develop and implement sound educational activities in an accessible way. This webinar presented the LEARN! Manual, and showed its different steps can be applied in practice through examples from across Europe. […]

Millions of children missed out on road safety education during Covid-19 lockdowns

Millions of children missed out on road safety education during Covid-19 lockdowns

Children across Europe missed out on road safety lessons and tests for cycling and walking safely amid Covid-19 lockdowns and school closures, according to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) and Fundación MAPFRE.  However, several education experts consulted for the report found that lockdown boosted innovation in delivery methods, tools and working practices which could lead to improved outcomes […]

LEARN! Flash 1: The Impact of COVID-19 on Traffic Safety and Mobility Education

LEARN! Flash 1: The Impact of COVID-19 on Traffic Safety and Mobility Education

In March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most European governments put in place unprecedented restrictions on travel and movement, including lockdowns affecting most of the population and the closure of kindergartens and schools. For this LEARN! Flash report ETSC asked the members of the LEARN! Expert Panel how the restrictions, and in particularly the closure of schools, affected the provision of traffic safety and mobility education in their […]

23 June 2020 – The LEARN! Key Principles Webinar

Online event Tuesday 23 June 2020, 11:00-12:30 CEST The LEARN! Key Principles are 17 recommendations that should be implemented in all European countries, in order to ensure that everyone – and especially children and youngsters – receive high quality traffic safety and mobility education. This webinar presented these Key Principles, and showed how they can be applied in practice through examples from Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands and Norway. Click here […]

Report highlights key principles for improving traffic safety and mobility education

Report highlights key principles for improving traffic safety and mobility education

On the second UNESCO International Day of Education, a new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) and Fundación MAPFRE highlights 17 key principles for delivering effective road safety education in Europe. Education is an essential part of the “Safe System approach” to road safety. European countries have committed to providing traffic safety and mobility education, notably in schools at all levels. […]

LEARN! Key Principles for Traffic Safety and Mobility Education

LEARN! Key Principles for Traffic Safety and Mobility Education

Education is an essential part of the Safe System approach to traffic safety. European countries have committed to providing traffic safety and mobility education, notably in schools at all levels. However, the previous LEARN! report showed that the provision of such education differs widely across Europe, with most countries not following through on their commitments. This publication therefore sets out recommendations that should be implemented in all European countries, in […]

The Status of Traffic Safety and Mobility Education in Europe

The Status of Traffic Safety and Mobility Education in Europe

Education is considered an essential part of the integrated approach to traffic safety. While it is important to view road safety education as a lifelong learning process, this report focuses on how such education is given at schools in Europe. Even though the overwhelming majority of European countries have signed the UNECE’s Convention on Road Traffic and thereby committed to provide road safety education in schools at all levels, this […]

24 January 2019 – European Traffic Education Seminar, Madrid

24 January 2019 | 09:30-16:00 MAPFRE Campus Monte del Pilar Ctra. Monte del Pilar, 28001 Madrid, Spain ETSC, Fundación MAPFRE and the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge (VSV) organised the 2019 edition of the European Traffic Education Seminar in Madrid on 24 January 2019. To sufficiently equip young road users to become safe road users, education remains of chief importance. This is especially true for secondary school pupils (aged 12 – […]

20 November 2018 – Safe and Sober Talk: Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving, The Hague

20 November 2018, 09:00-13:00 Pulchri Studio Lange Voorhout 15, 2514 EA, The Hague, The Netherlands The European Transport Safety Council held the Safe and Sober Talk “Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink Driving” in The Hague on 20 November 2018. Last year, 613 people lost their lives on Dutch roads and hardly any progress has been made in reducing the annual number of road deaths since 2010. In addition, […]

15 November – Regulating Drug Driving to Protect All Road Users, Warsaw

15 November 2018, 09:00-13:30 Radisson Blu Sobieski Warsaw Plac Zawiszy 1, 02-025 Warsaw, Poland The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the Polish Motor Transport Institute (Instytut Transportu Samochodowego – ITS) held a seminar on drug driving on 15 November in Warsaw, Poland. Knowledge of the road safety toll from driving under the influence of psychoactive drugs is growing. In Poland, 10% of drivers have admitted to have driven under […]

Briefing: EU Strategy for Automated Mobility

Briefing: EU Strategy for Automated Mobility

On 17 May 2018 the European Commission adopted a strategy paper on automated driving . The paper was published as part of the EC’s third mobility package, which also includes new vehicle safety standards, updated rules on road infrastructure safety management and a strategic action plan on road safety. This short briefing reflects ETSC’s first analysis of the paper with suggestions for areas that need further development. ETSC warmly welcomes, and […]

18 September 2018 – Safe & Sober Talk: Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving, Oslo

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 09:30-13:00 Christiania Qvartalet Meeting Center Grev Wedels Plass 7, 0151 Oslo, Norway The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), the Norwegian Motorists Association (MA Rusfri Trafikk) and the Norwegian Council for Road Safety (Trygg Trafikk) organised the Safe and Sober Talk “Alcohol Interlocks and the Fight against Drink-Driving” in Oslo on 18 September 2018. During the Safe and Sober Talk in Oslo, experts outlined the drink driving […]

28 May 2018 – Safe & Sober Talk: Influence of Alcohol on Road Safety, Prague

28 May 2018, 10:00 – 14:40 Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic Meeting room No. 108/A Sněmovní 4, 118 26 Praha 1, Czech Republic The event was kindly hosted by Dan Ťok (Minister of Transport),  Olga Sehnalová (Member of the European Parliament), Jiří Dušek (Member of the Senate), as well as Marian Jurečka and Milan Feranec (Members of Parliament). The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the Czech Transport Research Centre (CDV) […]

Letter: Safety Concerns over Driver Overreliance on Lane Change Assist Systems

Letter: Safety Concerns over Driver Overreliance on Lane Change Assist Systems

Earlier this year, technical requirements for “lane change assist” systems were finalised at UNECE level in Geneva. These rules are expected to be integrated into EU law within a few months, which would enable manufacturers to sell cars fitted with such systems on the European market. According to the agreed UNECE requirements, such lane change assist systems will only be required to verify whether it is safe to conduct a […]

17 May 2018 – Regulating Drug Driving to Protect all Road Users, Madrid

17 May 2018 – Regulating Drug Driving to Protect all Road Users, Madrid

17 May 2018, 09:30 – 14:00 Fundación MAPFRE Paseo de Recoletos 23, 28004 Madrid, Spain The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and Fundación MAPFRE organised a seminar on drug driving on 17 May in Madrid, Spain. Knowledge of the road safety toll from driving under the influence of psychoactive drugs is growing. In Spain, 12% of drivers have admitted to have driven under the influence of drugs. The prevalence of […]

Letter: Improving the Transparency of the Exemption Procedure for the Type Approval of New Vehicle Technologies

Letter: Improving the Transparency of the Exemption Procedure for the Type Approval of New Vehicle Technologies

Earlier this year, ETSC reported on safety concerns regarding the so-called ‘Article 20’ exemption procedure for type-approval of new vehicle technologies. This procedure allows for new technologies, for which no EU type-approval legislation yet exists, to be authorised for use on European roads. However, no information is made public about which technologies and manufacturers are concerned by the decisions. Discussions and votes are furthermore held during behind-closed-doors meetings, with little […]

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