road safety strategies

Ireland launches new ten-year road safety strategy

Ireland launches new ten-year road safety strategy

The Irish government has launched a new road safety strategy in line with the EU targets to reduce deaths and injuries by 50% over the next ten years. The 2021-2030 government Road Safety Strategy will feature three phases. The Phase 1 Action Plan (2021-2024) which has been published alongside the ten-year strategy document, contains 50 “high-impact” actions including: Establish a working group to examine and review the framework for the setting of speed limits. As part of this review there will be a specific […]

Swiss government sets target of max 100 road deaths a year by 2030

Swiss government sets target of max 100 road deaths a year by 2030

The Federal Roads Office in Switzerland (OFROU) has set itself the objective of reducing the annual number of deaths on Swiss roads to less than 100 and that of serious injuries to less than 2,500 by 2030. The current annual averages are respectively 219 and 3749. ETSC’s Swiss member BFU says this objective constitutes both a strong signal and a major challenge and says policymakers must give road safety the highest priority. BFU says the objectives set by OFROU will require a comprehensive strategy […]

Belgium adopts Vision Zero federal road safety plan

Belgium adopts Vision Zero federal road safety plan

The Belgian government has announced a new federal road safety plan, which attempts to tackle several key issues including speeding and distracted driving. The Highway Code will be modified to give priority to walking, cycling and public transport above private vehicles. The government wants to tackle use of mobile phones while driving, with legal changes to allow for automated detection of phone use at the wheel. The negative effects of driving under the influence of prescribed drugs will also be tackled, with plans to […]

Scotland consults on 2030 road safety strategy

Scotland consults on 2030 road safety strategy

The Scottish government is consulting on a new road safety strategy for 2030 to achieve the target of cutting  road deaths by 50% by 2030 in line with UN and EU targets.  The Scottish government says a “step change in road safety delivery” will be needed, and has published a draft framework for consultation. The UK government currently does not have an overall road safety target, although the nations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have set targets, along with cities including London and […]

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