Press Release ETSC re-launches PRAISE
"Road safety is a right and responsibility for all, including employers and organisations where using the roads is part of the work process." said Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director.
The PRAISE (Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees) Project was re-launched for a three-year period with the aims of examining work-related road safety standards in EU Member States, advancing and enhancing the existing knowledge of the need for work-related road safety management within public and private organisations.
Press Release ETSC Turns Twenty
"Today we mark 20 years of concerted advocacy efforts, both by the ETSC in Brussels and its member organisations throughout Europe," said Herman De Croo, ETSC Chairman.
Yet this anniversary should primarily constitute a reminder that a considerable number of people in Europe still die in transport every day, the majority of them on the roads. "We have seen encouraging progress, particularly in reducing the annual numbers of road deaths, but we should still remind ourselves of the major task at hand. Even if the EU target was reached, some 15,000 people would still die on the roads in 2020," said Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director.
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Press Release Road Safety Manifesto for the 2014 European Parliament Elections
"Members of the European Parliament have a strong word to say when it comes to improving road safety in the EU. ETSC hopes the new MEPs - to be elected in May next year - will show the leadership needed to sustainably curb the loss of life and limb on our roads," said Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director.
ETSC has identified speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, infrastructure safety and the safety of vulnerable road users as priority areas for action during the mandate of the next European Parliament. "Action in all of those areas carries significant potential to prevent deaths and serious injuries on EU roads. ETSC strongly believes future MEPs should support new policies, as well as the extension of existing initiatives, in these areas to address the most significant risk factors on EU roads," said Mr. Avenoso. Read more...
Position Papers Road Safety Manifesto for the European Parliament Elections May 2014
Mobility is part of our everyday lives. Many decisions concerning road safety are made at European level and the European Parliament has a strong say in shaping EU transport policy. The European Parliament has so far been a keen advocate of road safety and ETSC hopes it will continue doing so. Anyone standing for election to the European Parliament on 22-25 May 2014 should include road safety as a priority for their 2014-2019 mandate.
Press Release Boost for Intelligent Speed Assistance in EU Commercial Vehicles
"ETSC welcomes today's publication as a next significant step in rolling out Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technologies in the EU. Speed is the biggest risk factor leading to deaths and injuries on EU roads.
Action to observe better compliance with speed limits across the EU is fundamental if we are serious about reducing the unacceptably high toll - in terms of loss of life and limb as well as material costs - of traffic collisions," said Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director.
Position Papers Intelligent Speed Assistance: Frequently Asked Questions
Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) is the term given to a range of devices that assist drivers in choosing appropriate speeds and complying with speed limits.
Position Papers EU Cross Border Enforcement Directive: Frequently Asked Questions
For law-abiding drivers and riders, the EU Cross Border Enforcement Directive should not bring any change. The Directive's goal is to improve road safety by offering enforcement authorities an automated tool to pursue drivers of foreign-registered cars or motorcycles committing traffic law offences.
Press Release EU Cross Border Enforcement Directive Comes into Force
"Today should mark the beginning of a fairer system of following up road traffic offences. The Directive should bring no change for law-abiding drivers across the Union. ETSC believes it is only fair for authorities to enforce the prevailing traffic laws on all those travelling on the roads," said Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director.
The 7th of November is the Member States' deadline to transpose into their national legislation the provisions of Directive 2011/82/EU. Read more...
Events: Lunches European Transport Safety Lunch: Young and Novice Drivers
ETSC invites you to its next Transport Safety Lunch addressing young and novice drivers, who face some of the highest risks on the roads.
In the context of the EU 2020 road safety target, the event will look at specific measures targeted at young and novice drivers. These include tighter blood alcohol limits, stricter demerit point systems or provisions for accompanied driving while still acquiring experience. For more informations, please consult the event programme below Read more...
Position Papers Position on the Proposal to Amend Maximum Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles
Directive Amending Directive 96/53/EC laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorised dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorised weights in international traffic Read more...