Written by Jaan Soone (1st edition).
Road safety has improved significantly in the EU, with the number of road fatalities falling by more than 60 % in the last 20 years. However, improvements in road safety have fallen short of the EU goals of decreasing the number of road deaths by 50 % between 2001 and 2010, and by an additional 50 % between 2011 and 2020.
Directive (EU) 2015/413 facilitating cross-border exchange of information on road safety-related traffic offences – the Cross-border Enforcement (CBE) Directive – is one of the pillars of the policy framework to improve road safety in the EU. It aims to help improve road safety by tackling the relative impunity of non-resident drivers. The revision, announced in the European Commission’s sustainable and smart mobility strategy in 2020, seeks to address key shortcomings in existing rules. According to Commission estimates, 40 % of cross-border offences were committed with impunity, either because the offender was not identified or because the payment was not enforced.
The Commission tabled its proposal to revise the CBE Directive as part of the road safety package on 1 March 2023. In the European Parliament, the file was assigned to the Committee on Transport and Tourism, with Kosma Złotowski (ECR, Poland) as rapporteur.
- June 2023: Cross-border exchange of information on road safety-related traffic offences (1st edition)
|Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2015/413 facilitating cross-border exchange of information on road safety-related traffic offences|
|Committee responsible:||Transport and Tourism (TRAN)||COM(2023) 126|
|Rapporteur:||Kosma Złotowski (ECR, Poland)||2023/0052(COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Benoît Lutgen (EPP, Belgium)|
Bogusław Liberadzki (S&D, Poland)
Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (Renew Europe, Spain)
Ciarán Cuffe (Greens/EFA, Ireland)
Elena Kountoura (The Left, Greece)
|Ordinary legislative |
(Parliament and Council
on equal footing – formerly
Next steps expected: Publication of draft report