The European Council for Transport Safety (ETSC) have today published their PIN Flash Report 27: Ranking EU progress on car occupant safety, now available here.
The report found that 900 lives could be saved every year in the EU if car manufacturers were required to fit seat-belt reminder sensors to front and rear passenger seats to help prevent deaths from failure to wear belts. The European Commission is currently revising vehicle safety rules with new proposals expected next year.
Transport Safety campaigners, PACTS included, are now calling on the European government to accelerate the process and to make further attempts to reduce the number of people killed in cars every year in the EU, with the ETSC report revealing that over 12,345 car occupants were fatally injured in the EU in 2012.
PACTS supports the publication of the PIN Flash 27 report and the points raised in the pursuit of transport safety.