Jeannot’s Blog March 2017

I thought to write a monthly blog to deal with my thoughts on actual topics related to road safety, especially vulnerable road users and also about Road Traffic Victims concerns. Here is N°1: Less is more: Reduce car traffic in urban areas “Cities around the world are beginning to realise that by getting more people walking […]

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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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RoadPeace is 25 years old today

The RoadPeace helpline is 25 years old today! The UK’s charity RoadPeace began its official work for road crash victims on 8th February 1992 and launched the first helpline for Britain’s road crash victims.   It was founded by Brigitte Chaudhry and established as a strong campaigning organization during her 16 […]

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           Today is the the Human Rights Day Everyone has the right to safe mobility, especially children, elderly road users  and people with reduced mobility #Standup4HumanRights UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein explains why standing up for someone’s rights helps to provide safety, security and reaffirm humanity […]

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Life after the Crash

20.11.16 The Belgian Road Safety Institute communicates preliminary results of the “MyLac” study: My life after the crash: Almost 80% of people seriously injured in road traffic crashes never recover fully Karin Genoe, Managing Director BRSI: ‘On this remembrance day for the victims of road traffic crashes, our thoughts naturally go out to those who […]

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Remembering Marcel, FEVR founder

During our “silver jubilee” next wednesday in Brussels we will also honour and remember Marcel HAEGI FEVR founder & 1.President  Marcel sadly died February 6th 2004 “I’m happy to hear from you and to see FEVR has reached 25 years of activity – I am sure my father would be very proud of this achievement“ […]

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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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Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

Obi-Wan Kenobi
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