Pressure grows for serious road injury target

Pressure grows for serious road injury target

Around 100 MEPs from across the political spectrum have now backed the call by ETSC and more than 70 road safety organisations for a serious road injury reduction target for Europe.

The MEPs, representing some 20 Member States, have signed a European Parliamentary written declaration in support of the target, others have until 18 April to join the call.

Earlier this month, ETSC and FEVR – the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims met with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission to ask for a serious road injury target to be put back on the table after its postponement last year. ETSC also met with transport commissioner Violeta Bulc. Mrs Bulc said road safety is a priority of her mandate.

More than 200,000 people suffer life changing injuries on Europe’s roads every year, and the numbers increased by 3% in 2014.

The campaign’s supporters also include seven EU member state transport ministers.

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