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 the European Transport Safety Council ( ETSC) on the key EU road safety policy dossiers to be steered by the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2015. These include preparing for the new EU roads package including the safety aspects. ETSC strongly welcomes the Luxembourg initiative to put soft forms of transport including walking and cycling centre stage on their Presidency agenda. Safety must be an integral part of increasing take up of these healthier forms of transport.
But as many other stakeholders we call also on Luxemburg’s Transport Minister Francois Bausch to reconsider resetting the target for reducing severe injuries by 2020.
Than FEVR would also like that the “Directive 2012/29/EU establishing Minimum Standards on the Rights, Support and Protection of Victim of Crime”, which has to be implemented by member States by 16th of November ( 1 day after 20th World Day of Remembrance for RT Victims ) really includes Road Traffic Victims, who sometimes feel as forgotten victims under this directive