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ETSC, the European Transport Safety Council and a coalition of organisations have written to EU Member States raising serious concerns about draft technical specifications for Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), a mandatory new safety technology for new vehicles due to be introduced from 2022.
Excessive speed is one of the biggest killers on our roads, as the latest data confirm. Around 1/3 of fatal collisions involve at least one party driving at an inappropriate speed, with cyclists and pedestrians being particularly susceptible.
The coalition is asking EU Member States to push the Commission for a higher safety standard for the system
most at risk through inapropriate speed
ISA will help save LIVES & reduce serious INJURIES
Read the full letter from ETSC, International Federation of Pedestrians IFP, ECF European Cyclist Federation, Polis and Eurocities, TZF Towards Zero Foundation, FEVR, T&E ( Transport & Environment) and ANEC the European Consumer Association
FACTS & Risks
- The risks of fitting systems that are not accurate enough at correctly identifying the correct speed limit
- The issue of systems that can be deactivated too easily
- The possibility of vehicle manufacturers installing a system that only alerts drivers when they break the speed limit, rather than assisting them to remain within it via feedback on the accelerator or by limiting engine torque