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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 year – a 2% decrease. But this followed a 1% increase in 2015 and stagnation in 2014.

Annual reductions of 11.4% each year are now needed between 2017 and 2020 for the EU to stay on track. Significant and urgent efforts are needed to achieve this.

More: PIN Resummee E (pdf 761 kByte)

EU transport ministers recently urged the European Commission to come forward with a serious injury reduction target to cover the period 2020-2030.

FEVR agrees with ETSC and other stakeholders that it is now critical that the European Commission bring forward the above initiatives and a long term road safety strategy for 2030 within the coming months.  

MORE on ETSC: PIN_ANNUAL_REPORT_2017 final (pdf 1,7 MByte)

FEVR congratulates Switzerland as the winner of the 2017 ETSC Road Safety Performance Index Award.

“All the other EU members should follow up, so that we could soon forget the poor results from the last 3 years.” 

J. Mersch FEVR president

 

 

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