Memorandum to the Netherlands Presidency of the EU

  • January 1, 2016

In this briefing, ETSC outlines its recommendations on the key EU road safety policy dossiers to be steered by the Dutch Presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2015. These include preparing for the new EU roads package, including the safety aspects.

ETSC welcomes the Dutch initiative to put automated driving, including its safety potential, on their Presidency agenda. Safety must be an integral part of increasing take up of automated forms of transport. The upcoming revision of vehicle safety legislation has the potential to lay the foundations for automated driving and increased safety.

The briefing also examines the upcoming policy initiatives from the European Commission including progress towards the 2020 target with recommendations for maximising the results of road safety work.