Five transport ministers say it’s time for Europe to tackle serious road injuries
The transport ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia have added to calls for the European Union to come forward with a target to reduce the numbers of people seriously injured in road collisions.
In a declaration signed in Prague today at a meeting of the Visegrad group of countries, the ministers wrote “that traffic crashes cause an unacceptable human, social and economic loss and harm physically, psychologically and materially the victims and their relatives.” They called for a target to reduce serious injuries by 40% by 2020.
Transport ministers from Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania and Luxembourg also backed calls for a serious injury reduction target last year.
“This target is even more urgently needed as we know that serious injuries are not going down but even raising in many EU member countries, as in Luxemburg where there were 30% more seriously injured in 2015 compared to 2014. FEVR goes on to strongly support ETSC “Let’s Go” campaign and lobby at every opportunity in every corner of Europe to not forget the serious injured RT Victims”
Jeannot MERSCH FEVR president