Cuts to police enforcement across Europe ‘doubly damaging’ for road safety, according to latest ETSC report

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions, according to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council. In over half the countries where data is available, the number of tickets issued over the last five years for use of a mobile phone while driving has reduced, suggesting lower levels of enforcement across Europe. […]

Europe’s car safety framework needs ‘overhaul’ according to new ETSC report

Vehicle safety innovations are still benefiting too few road users in Europe due to an over-reliance on a voluntary testing programme rather than regulatory standards, according to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). For almost twenty years, increases in levels of car safety in Europe have been driven mainly by the voluntary Euro NCAP programme which awards the safest cars with a 5-star rating. But according […]

ETSC film calls for Intelligent Speed Assistance as standard

A new film from European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe. The film includes a demonstration of the system by Oliver Carsten of the University of Leeds in a production Ford Galaxy factory-fitted with ISA. It also features contributions from Aled Williams of EuroNCAP, Dr Áine Carroll – a leading expert in post-crash rehabilitation, Koen Ricour […]

ETSC: TTIP and Vehicle Safety

The European Transport Safety Commission has released a briefing on the joint trade agreement currently being negotiated by the European Union and the United States known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential impacts on vehicle safety. The briefing is available here on the ETSC website.

Letter to Juncker on European serious injury target

More than 40 experts and representatives of road safety organisations and victims groups from across Europe, including PACTS, together with 11 members of the European Parliament have written to President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to reverse a decision to drop the announcement of a new EU target to cut serious road injuries. The Letter makes the case for the European Commission to act in support of the Serious Injury target and to […]