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European Parliament Plenary Session – April I 2019

The first item on Parliament’s agenda in April is – unsurprisingly given the paralysis in the United Kingdom regarding which direction to take on Brexit – Council and Commission statements on the United Kingdom withdrawal from the EU. Continue reading

Disabled road users [What Europe does for you]

Perhaps you, or someone you know, are one of the estimated 14 to 17 % people aged over 15 in the EU who suffer from a disability? You are not alone, as these numbers are expected to rise, mainly due to the aging population. By 2020, approximately 120 million Europeans will have a disability. The EU is working to remove barriers preventing your equal participation in life activities, particularly as regards your access to transport. 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

EU rules on vehicle registration and inspections

Car drivers, especially when confronted with cross-border issues, recurrently turn to the European Parliament asking for help and information about the EU rules regarding periodic vehicle registration procedures or inspections.   Before a vehicle is allowed to be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing … Continue reading

Mega trucks: a solution or a problem?

The Weights and Dimensions Directive of 1996 sets maximum vehicle dimensions and weights for national and international road transport in the EU. However, Member States are able to decide on derogations from these rules for vehicles used only in national transport. Longer and heavier vehicles (LHVs) also known as mega trucks, gigaliners, eurocombis, and ecoliners, typically measure 25.25 metres … Continue reading

Weights and dimensions of road vehicles in the EU

The White Paper on transport policy (2011) set the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 60% by 2050, in comparison with 1990 levels. In this context, the European Commission proposed to revise the rules on the weights and dimensions of road vehicles, to allow more energy-efficient, aerodynamic vehicles to be put on … 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

Smart design for longer and heavier vehicles (LHVs)

The front design of the future long and heavy vehicles (LHVs)  circulating on European Union roads might undergo a restyling, following the European Commission Proposal presented on 15 April 2013 for a directive amending the so called Weight and Dimensions Directive.  The purpose of the proposal is to allow car industry to develop more aerodynamics LHVs thus … Continue reading

It’s your car: you are responsible!

In 2011 less progress was made in reducing the number of road deaths in the whole of the EU compared to 2010. This is one of the results of the latest PIN annual report which was presented during the 6th annual PIN Conference on 20 June 2012. Also there was slower progress in reducing the … Continue reading

Apprendre à envoyer des SMS en conduisant pour obtenir son permis

“Chaque année, des milliers de personnes meurent au volant parce qu’ils envoient des SMS en conduisant. La plupart ont moins de 25 ans. Comment convaincre les jeunes de ne pas écrire de SMS en conduisant ? En les obligeant à le faire”. C’est sur ce qui semble être une évidence que commence la nouvelle vidéo … Continue reading

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