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Significant efforts 4 Road Safety are urgently needed

20.6.2017 Brussels; ETSC PIN Report ( Road Safety Performance INdex) The number of road deaths has declined by only just 1% since 2013. Since 2014, progress has virtually ground to a halt. 2016 was the third consecutive poor year for road safety: 25,670 people lost their lives on EU roads compared to 26,200 the previous […]

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Serious Injury Target endorsed by Transport Minister Council in Luxemburg

8.6.17 Luxemburg This morning the European Union transport ministers have formally agreed to set a target of halving the number of serious injuries on roads in the EU by 2030 from their 2020 level. More: st09994 en17 Commission PR Ministers also formally endorsed the Valletta declaration on improving road safety, issued at an informal meeting organised […]

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Victims of road traffic offences

EU-project ‘Victims of road traffic offences’ Would you like to know what your rights are as a victim of road traffic offences or as a relative? The EU-project‘Victims of road traffic offences’ will help you out with this. Your rights and those of your relatives are written down in the European directive 2012/29. Through digital storytelling […]

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Fight against Drug Driving

New ETSC report launched today: Increased levels of enforcement, specialist rehabilitation programmes and more investment in research and data collection are needed to tackle drug driving in Europe. Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of ETSC said: “Drug driving destroys thousands of lives every year. It’s a complex problem, but one that must nevertheless be tackled. Technology […]

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EU Day for Victims of Crime

Today 22. February is the European day for Victims of Crime                                  The Victims’ Rights Directive The New EU rules on victims’ rights that apply since 16 November 2015 should bring major changes in the way victims of crime are […]

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EU transport ministers for vehicle safety improvements

As the ETSC ( European Transport Safety Council ) announced today in a press release EU transport ministers from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and The Netherlands have called on the European Commissioner for industry Elżbieta Bieńkowska to ‘speed up’ plans to upgrade vehicle safety standards saying road safety should be ‘top priority’.   […]

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

  International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December Theme for 2016: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want  more International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December “Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its […]

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Public health groups call for EU target and action on serious road injuries

The European Union should urgently come forward with a new target and measures to cut serious road injuries, according to public health and medical experts from across Europe in a letter sent today to the president of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker. Proposals from the European Commission for a serious injury target and for […]

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Today is #EUJustice Day

Civil and criminal justice for Road Traffic Victims UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. Pillar 5: Post Crash Response Activity 5: Encourage a thorough investigation into the crash and the application of an effective legal response to road deaths and injuries and therefore encourage fair settlements and justice for the bereaved and injured.

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Let’s Go to tackle serious road injuries

Five transport ministers say it’s time for Europe to tackle serious road injuries The transport ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia have added to calls for the European Union to come forward with a target to reduce the numbers of people seriously injured in road collisions. In a declaration signed in […]

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