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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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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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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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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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FEVR strategy 2014 – 2017

FEVR strategy 2014 – 2017 Today 11 of May, 3 years after the start of the Decade of Action FEVR is launching it’s strategic plan for 3 years to come with 5 main objectives   5 Objectives: Support for victims Promote good practice in emotional and practical support for road crash victims among member organizations.    Remembrance […]

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Annulment — Cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences

Annulment — Cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences The European Court of Justice Action for annulment — Directive 2011/82/EU — Cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences — Choice of legal basis — Article 87(2)(a) TFEU — Article 91 TFEU — Maintenance of the effects of the directive in case of annulment. This important directive , introduced […]

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Ranking EU progress on car occupant safety

Ranking EU progress on car occupant safety ETSC has published today the 17th Pin Flash ranking car occupant deaths in EU member states 2001-2012 Full report here Press release: English 2014 04 29 pin flash 27_car occupants_pr_final

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