Vans

Lack of standard safety features on vans criticised

Lack of standard safety features on vans criticised

ADAC, a German motoring organisation, has said it cannot recommend 18 out of 19 top selling vans due to a lack of safety features on their entry-level models. A recent series of tests by Euro NCAP was more positive, but it tested vehicles with optional safety equipment fitted.  ADAC says most vans are sold in their cheapest, stripped down form – so decided to investigate these models. According to the […]

German state minister calls for driving time rules for vans

German state minister calls for driving time rules for vans

The interior minister of the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Sabine Sütterlin-Waack, has called for the introduction of driving and rest time rules for van drivers in line with existing rules for lorries. The minister’s call for action followed a rise in fatal collisions involving vans in the state in the past year.  More than one in three injury collisions in the state were caused by vans, according to reports. […]

Euro NCAP calls for bigger focus on van safety with launch of new rating programme

Euro NCAP calls for bigger focus on van safety with launch of new rating programme

Euro NCAP, the consumer car safety rating organisation, says businesses should avoid buying several models of new vans including the FIAT Talento, Opel/Vauxhall Movano, Nissan NV400, Renault Master and Renault Trafic, due to poor safety ratings in its newly launched van rating scheme. Fourteen commercial vans qualified for an award by Euro NCAP under new criteria that prioritise crash avoidance and driver assistance systems.  Nineteen vans, covering 98 percent of […]

New report looks at deadliest vehicle types

New report looks at deadliest vehicle types

Most people who die on the roads are much more likely to be killed in a car, or by a car, than any other mode. By contrast, pedestrians and cyclists are rarely involved in collisions that result in the death of other road users. These are the conclusions of a new report from ETSC’s UK member PACTS. Per mile travelled, vans and light goods vehicles are involved in more deaths […]

Report calls for action on goods vehicle safety

Report calls for action on goods vehicle safety

A quarter (25%) of road deaths in the European Union are the consequence of a collision involving a goods vehicle, according to the European Transport Safety Council, authors of a new report on the safety of goods transport by road. According to the new analysis, 3310 people lost their lives in police-reported road collisions involving a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) of 3.5 tonnes or above in the 27 countries of […]

How to improve the safety of goods vehicles in the EU? (PIN Flash 39)

How to improve the safety of goods vehicles in the EU? (PIN Flash 39)

Since the last ETSC PIN report looking at the safety of goods and passenger transport was published in 2013, the transport sector has continued to evolve. Just-in-time delivery in many industries; next-day delivery of single items from online shops; clothes bought, tried on and then returned; supermarket home delivery – in the background of all these services is an international network of transport that ends with goods vehicles crisscrossing countries, […]

Van drivers on international routes will need tachographs under EU deal on driving and resting times

Van drivers on international routes will need tachographs under EU deal on driving and resting times

International transport operators using light goods vehicles of over 2.5 t will be subject to EU rules for driving and resting times, and their vehicles will need to be fitted with tachographs, according to a provisional EU deal on updated transport regulations. Currently only heavy goods vehicle and coach drivers are required to use tachographs and respect strict limits on driving and resting times.  The change marks the first time […]

12 November 2019, Tackling van road risk – how to make last kilometres safe? Madrid

12 November 2019, Tackling van road risk – how to make last kilometres safe? Madrid

PIN Talk: Tackling van road risk – How to make last kilometres safe? Directorate General for Traffic, Sala Rosa de Lima, Calle Josefa Valcarcel 44, 28027 Madrid Tuesday, 12 November, 09.15 – 14.30 Directorate General for Traffic, the Mapfre Foundation and the ETSC held a PIN Talk in Madrid. During the event, national and international experts shared their experience in improving van safety.  The event featured two panel debates: how […]

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