Briefing: EU Strategic Action Plan on Road Safety

  • July 1, 2018

On 17 May 2018 the European Commission adopted its EU Strategic Action Plan for Road Safety, outlining the main measures to be taken before the end of the current Commission’s mandate ending in 2019, as well as an outline of actions planned for the 2021-2030 period. The EC also committed to present an EU Road Safety Policy Framework for 2021-2030 by spring 2019 to further develop the proposals.

The EU Strategic Action Plan was published as part of the third mobility package, which also includes new vehicle safety standards, updated rules on road infrastructure safety management and a strategy for automated driving.

This short briefing reflects ETSC’s first analysis of the Commission’s EU Strategic Action Plan for Road Safety with suggestions for new actions to be included in the more developed framework to be presented by spring 2019.

An earlier briefing published in February as input to the Commission’s preparatory process contains ETSC’s detailed recommendations for priority actions for the next decade.