Launching the EU Road Safety Exchange Project ETSC

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Brussels, 9th October - FEVR has attended ETSC's event for Road Safety Exchange project.

Twelve EU Member States team up to tackle challenges including speeding, infrastructure safety and improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.
Twelve EU Member States are joining forces to share smart ideas for improving road safety, as part of a new EU-funded project, launched on 9th October in Brussels.
Although European roads are the safest in the world and although road safety has improved greatly in recent decades, the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads is still far too high. In 2018, there were over 25,000 fatalities in road accidents. While this is a decrease of 21% compared to 2010, it represents only a 1% decrease compared to 2017.
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FEVR board members who were in Brussels for a board meeting also attended the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2019 at a ceremony at the prestigious Vaudeville Theatre in Brussels
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FEVR board attended the Excellences in Road Safety AWARDS European Road Safety Charter, Congratulations to all winners
Yolanda Domenech FEVR/PAT A PAT, Jeannot Mersch FEVR, Jean Todt Special UN Envoy and Eleni Karidi FEVR/EFTHITA
thx Matthew Baldwin EC Road Safety coordinator and board member Yolanda Domenech FEVR board member to help with FEVR activities
and thx Ireland and RSA CEO Moyagh Murdock & Director Michael Rowland for supporting FEVR campaign: Vision Zero In Cities by 2030
European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc commented: “We have to work together to get to Vision Zero – zero deaths and injuries on our roads by 2050 – and this means twinning and exchange of best practices. The EU Road Safety Exchange project will provide valuable help to initially six EU Member States keen to improve their road safety performance over a three-year period. In combining a high level of political involvement with lasting exchanges between national experts, this project is a unique opportunity to tackle challenges including speeding, infrastructure safety and improving the safety of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.”

Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of ETSC said: “This project is all about showing how effective road safety policies work in the real world. We will bring together experts so they can help each other figure out how to deliver similar results in their own countries. We’re delighted that so many Member States were keen to get on board, and we can’t wait to see the results.”

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