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Is road safety being driven in the wrong direction?

 Is road safety being driven in the wrong direction? OFFROADERs UNSAFE? Following a publication  in a main swiss newspaper about safety of offroaders (big SUV’s) a FEVR board member reacted with a response letter to be published Here is the English translation: MISLEADING  is the title  of an article published in the major Swiss news […]

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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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European Parliament make lorries safer for other road users

European Parliament make lorries safer for other road users Today in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg a large majority of MEP’s  approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users, as cyclists and pedestrians. ETSC press release: here  ECF ( Europ. Cyclist Federation) While so-called trials with longer and heavier […]

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UN resolution on road safety

UN  resolution on  road safety UN General Assembly adopts key resolution on improving global road safety here 11. Reaffirms the importance of addressing global road safety issues through international cooperation and by strengthening collaboration between Member States and civil society to build capacity and raise awareness in the field of road safety and to continue raising […]

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2013-road-death-figures

2013-road-death-figures The European Commission has just published the 2013 statistics concerning fatalities on European Roads ETSC  press release

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MEPs vote on eCall

MEPs vote on eCall Today   in Strasbourg in the Plenary Session of the European Parliament was the definitive vote on 112-e-call with  a big majority (451 in favor and 151 against) Thanks to MEP Olga Sehnalova, rapporteur,  among many others  who did a good job to put this live saving and injury reducing device on the […]

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