EU ministers hold back progress on lorry safety
Transport ministers hold back progress on lorry safety
Transport ministers meeting in Luxemburg on 5th of June agreed that European Commission proposals to enable, not require, manufacturers to make changes to lorry cabs that improve visibility and reduce the impact of crashes on other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists should be subject to an eight-year delay.
It was especially France and Sweden who objected to a shorter delay,which beside having an environmental effet by saving fuel could also save many lives and reduce so many unecessary severe injuries
Better news come for the No-Mega trucks Initiative:
EU transport ministers reject cross-border journeys with mega trucks. This was specified by the EU transport ministers this Thursday in Luxemburg. The Council thereby followed the European Parliaments position which earlier also rejected border crossing journeys proposed by the European Commission.