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New chair of EP transport

New chair of EP transport Congrats to Michael Cramer (Greens EP) who has been elected as chair of the European Parliemant transport committee “Wir wünschen Ihnen viel Erfolg und eine gute Zusammenarbeit” Jeannot Mersch, Präsident

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Smartphone app EU about traffic rules

Smartphone app EU about traffic rules European Commission Road Safety Unit launched a smartphone app which informs citizens going abroad about traffic rules in each member country: here

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ETSC Drink Driving Monitor

ETSC Drink Driving Monitor The European Transport Safety Council just published the new DD Monitor with news about preventing alcohol + driving, including interlocks a promising way to reduce casualties in the future here

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2013 Road Safety Performance Indicator

2013 Road Safety Performance Indicator ETSC published on 18 june the 8. PIN report. Best performance in cutting road death during 2010-2013 Slovakia leads, Luxemburg last here

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EU ministers hold back progress on lorry safety

EU ministers hold back progress on lorry safety Transport ministers hold back progress on lorry safety Transport ministers meeting in Luxemburg on 5th of June agreed that European Commission proposals to enable, not require, manufacturers to make changes to lorry cabs that improve visibility and reduce the impact of crashes on other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists […]

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International Level Crossing Awareness Day

 International Level Crossing Awareness Day 6th edition of ILCAD, the International Level Crossing Awareness Day There are international days dedicated to health and road safety – in particular the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims instituted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005  http://www.un.org/en/roadsafety/remembrance.shtml – but have you heard of the International Level […]

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Third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015

Save the Date!   Third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 4 – 10 May 2015 Children and road safety Following the UN General Assembly resolution from 10 April 2014 “Improving global road safety” – requesting WHO and the UN regional commissions to facilitate organization of the Third UN Global Road Safety Week in 2015,WHO and the […]

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Is road safety being driven in the wrong direction?

 Is road safety being driven in the wrong direction? OFFROADERs UNSAFE? Following a publication  in a main swiss newspaper about safety of offroaders (big SUV’s) a FEVR board member reacted with a response letter to be published Here is the English translation: MISLEADING  is the title  of an article published in the major Swiss news […]

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WHO global disability action plan 2014-2021

WHO global disability action plan 2014-2021 The Action Plan has three objectives: to remove barriers and improve access to health services and programmes; to strengthen and extend rehabilitation, habilitation, assistive technology, assistance and support services, and community-based rehabilitation; to strengthen collection of relevant and internationally comparable data on disability and support research on disability and related services. […]

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Vulnerable road users benefit less from improved road safety

Vulnerable road users benefit less  from improved road safety 2014 Road Safety Annual Report presents latest road safety data The number of road fatalities fell by 1.7% between 2011 and 2012 in the 31 countries covered by the International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD), according to the International Transport Forum at the OECD. However, […]

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