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Luxemburg start of EU Presidency

FEVR who is attached through their president to Luxemburg hopes that during the next 6 months Road Safety and Road Traffic Victims will be put forward. The governement stated that they want to put the citizen at the heart of the European Project ( “le citoyen au cœur du projet européen”) We strongly support the recommandations of […]

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Commission road safety review leaves out serious injury target

ETSC press release: A long-promised EU strategic target to reduce serious road injuries has been dropped from a major European Commission review of the region’s road safety policy published yesterday. The European Transport Safety Council is calling on ministers at today’s Transport Council meeting in Luxembourg, to ask the Commission to come forward with the […]

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Mr. Juncker: Why have you cancelled the target setting for reducing severe injuries ???

More than 40 experts and representatives of road safety organisations and victims groups from across Europe together with 11 members of the European Parliament have written to President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to reverse a decision to drop the announcement of a new EU target to cut serious road injuries. 2015 06 letter juncker  ETSC […]

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EU White Paper on Transport

This afternoon the Committee on Transport and Tourism will discuss the DRAFT REPORT on the implementation of the 2011 White Paper on Transport: taking stock and the way forward towards sustainable mobility. Placing people at the heart of the transport policy   Call with regard to road safety, for: approaching closer to Vision Zero– the adoption of […]

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22.2 Day for Victims of Crime

Next sunday is the European Day for all Victims of Crime FEVR Press Release   Our NGOs work to try to ensure that the rights for road crash victims are strengthened, approaching their Governments seeking the enactment of legislation and policies which will ensure that justice is served for road crash victims and their families. […]

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Cross-border exchange of traffic offences

Cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences debate yesterday at the EP Plenary session in Strasbourg   Vote TODAY 11.2.15 ( 12:00-14:00) Violeta Bulc, Member of the Commission. –  “I really welcome this debate. It shows me that we are together in this ambitious plan for road safety. I can only confirm that […]

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Approval of cross-border enforcement

FEVR also welcomes the formal political agreement reached this afternoon about the so-called “cross boarder enforcement directive”, whereby foreign drivers who commit  eight defined  traffic offences can no longer escape prosecution. FEVR president, Jeannot Mersch: “European citizens already had to wait so long before this agreement was found. In my country, Luxemburg, where during the summer, due to transit and […]

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e-call 2018 in all new cars

European Parliament and EU member states agreed on mandatory installation of ‘eCall’, a system for sending automated emergency calls from cars in the event of a crash. The deal requires new models of car launched in the EU from 31 March 2018 to be fitted with the system. Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European […]

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European Parliament make lorries safer for other road users

European Parliament make lorries safer for other road users Today in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg a large majority of MEP’s  approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users, as cyclists and pedestrians. ETSC press release: here  ECF ( Europ. Cyclist Federation) While so-called trials with longer and heavier […]

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UN resolution on road safety

UN  resolution on  road safety UN General Assembly adopts key resolution on improving global road safety here 11. Reaffirms the importance of addressing global road safety issues through international cooperation and by strengthening collaboration between Member States and civil society to build capacity and raise awareness in the field of road safety and to continue raising […]

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