road safety

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Plenary round-up – Brussels, April I 2019

Highlights of the April I plenary session included debates on the Future of Europe with Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, and on UK withdrawal from the EU. Continue reading

General safety of vehicles and protection of vulnerable road users [EU Legislation in Progress][Policy Podcast]

As part of the third ‘Europe on the move’ package of measures, on 27 May 2018, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users. Continue reading

Road infrastructure safety management [EU Legislation in Progress]

On 17 May 2018, the Commission adopted the proposal for a directive amending Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management. It is part of the third and last ‘Europe on the Move’ package that includes initiatives supporting the transition towards a safe, clean, automated and connected mobility for all. Continue reading

Road transport: Driving, breaks, rest times and tachographs [EU Legislation in Progress]

Road haulage is important for the EU transport economy: in 2015, it accounted for almost 50 % of freight transport. Continue reading

EU strategy on cooperative intelligent transport systems

Written by Marketa Pape, Digital technologies, and systems based on them, are being rapidly introduced in transport all over the world. Cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) in road transport are part of this development, and one element in a wider drive towards vehicle automation. These systems use technologies allowing road vehicles to communicate with other … Continue reading

Road safety in the EU

Between 1991 and 2017, and especially after 2000, the EU witnessed substantial improvements in terms of road safety, whether measured in terms of fatalities, accidents or injuries. Over a shorter period, between 2001 and 2010, the number of deaths on EU roads decreased by 43 %, and by around another 20 % since 2010. Continue reading

Towards a European road safety area

Written by Alessandra Di Tella Road transport is known to be the most dangerous of all transport modes and deaths and serious injuries from road traffic crashes represent a major societal challenge for EU. Road safety is a shared competence between the Union and the Member States, and the responsibility for a large bulk of … Continue reading

Towards new tachograph rules

6 language versions available in PDF format Ausarbeitung neuer Fahrtenschreibervorschriften Hacia unas nuevas normas sobre tacógrafos Vers de nouvelles règles sur le tachygraphe Verso nuove norme sul tachigrafo Ku nowym zasadom dotyczącym tachografów Towards new tachograph rules Tachographs play a central role in road transport in the European Union (EU) through making competition between transporters … Continue reading

Who can adequately react at 50 km/h? The European Citizen´s Initiative

What would you reply to the following question: “Which speed in town do you think is the most appropriate?” Believe it or not, there is a scientific answer to this question. Boundaries of our human body The human body is designed so that it can reach a speed of 30 km/h when running fast: indeed … Continue reading

Roadworthiness of motor vehicles

The technical condition of vehicles deteriorates with use and age, and with poor maintenance. Proposals for improved roadworthiness of motor vehicles along common standards, and through reinforced technical inspections and additional roadside checks, are now under consideration by the European Parliament. Background The roadworthiness of a vehicle (suitable condition to operate, in line with technical … Continue reading

Des mesures simples pour rendre nos villes plus sûres pour les piétons et cyclistes

Un nouveau rapport international propose des pistes à l’attention des décideurs pour améliorer l’environnement des piétons et des cyclistes et ainsi contribuer à des villes plus agréables à vivre La marche: bienfaits… La marche ne coûte pas cher, ne génère pas d’émissions polluantes, utilise des énergies non fossiles, apporte d’importants bienfaits pour la santé, est … Continue reading

Two small actions to improve road safety?

Approximately 100 people have been killed today in the European Union on our roads, the same was true of yesterday and it will probably be the same tomorrow. What are we doing about it? Could we do more? How can policy help save lives that would needlessly have been lost in road accidents? Is it … Continue reading

Delivering the goods: making lorries smarter, greener, cleaner

On 19 June 2012 The Danish Presidency and NGO Transport § Environment cohosted an afternoon conference to identify solutions to the environmental and safety impacts of road freight. The programme examined technical solutions for smarter and safer lorries and map a way forward for EU legislators to encourage smarter road freight.   The issue Three quarters … Continue reading

Give all children access to cycling!

Image copyright pedrosimoes7 under CC-License Global bicycle advocates unveiled the ‘Charter of Vancouver’ calling on the United Nations (UN) to recognize “the right to cycle” for all children.  The Charter of Vancouver was launched during the Velo-city Global 2012 conference as a step towards reaching the goal of a sustainable future, by focusing on cycling … Continue reading

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