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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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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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ETSC: Automated vehicles need ‘driving tests’

There is nowadays much discussion about self driving or autonomous cars among stakeholders The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) just released a study on this topic whilst this afternoon there will be a hearing in the EP Transport Committee in Brussels Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council said: “Automated vehicles are already starting […]

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How safe are new cars sold in the EU

22.3.16: ETSC PIN ( Performance Index) about Car Safety released today Even if safety trend has been positive over the past decade, especially so for car occupants who have benefited more than other road users from road safety measures adopted  there are still very significant differences between the average Euro NCAP rating of new cars sold in […]

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Written Declaration for a serious injury reducing target

More than 200,000 people suffer life-changing injuries on Europe’s roads every year. Since 2010 the number of people seriously injured on EU roads has been reduced by just 1.6%, compared to an 18% decrease in the number of road deaths. In 2014 the numbers seriously injured actually went up, by more than 3% compared to […]

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Let’s Go with President Juncker

Brussels 5.2.2016. Road safety campaigners and Road Traffic Victims meet EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to ask for EU serious injury reduction target from left to right: Tanguy Nolet, seriously injured road victim, Belgium Jeannot Mersch, President of the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director, […]

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#SafetyAsStandard

This new film from ETSC makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe.§ more video

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