Call for lower speed limits to help reduce dependence on Russian oil

  • April 12, 2022

ETSC, together with environmental and road safety organisations, has written to the European Commissioners responsible for Climate Action, Energy, Environment and Transport, calling for recommendations on lower speed limits as a way of tackling dependence on Russian oil, as well as emissions and road deaths.

The six organisations say that with the catastrophic invasion of Ukraine, European reliance on Russian oil has become a strategic threat and the current crisis requires bold action.

The European Parliament called for an EU recommendation on lower speed limits in its report on road safety adopted on 6 October 2021.

The groups conclude that, particularly in light of the high oil savings, strong consideration should be given to including a recommendation on speed limits in the Commission’s planned strategy on energy security due out in May.

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