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Retrofitting reflective strips on older lorries could save 400 lives – report

  • March 27, 2015

A report by the Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV) for 3M says retrofitting ‘contour markings’ – reflective strips on the edges of lorries – could prevent some 67,000 crashes, 2200 serious injuries and 420 deaths in Europe and the benefits would outweigh the costs overall.

New and newly-licensed lorries must already be fitted with the markings in the EU. But the study investigated the benefits of retrofitting to existing older vehicles.

See report (with summary in English)

Disclosure: 3M is one of the sponsors of ETSC’s iSafer project on intelligent speed assistance.

  • News
  • February 15, 2023

European bus and coach drivers threaten to leave profession over proposed revisions to driving and rest time rules

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  • October 21, 2021

Spain could require alcohol interlocks on buses and lorries

  • Publications
  • September 29, 2021

Letter: Direct vision standards for lorries and buses