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Feb 2016

Road safety campaigners meet Juncker to ask for EU serious injury reduction target

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission met earlier today with road safety and road victims groups to discuss the future of European road safety targets. Representatives of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) presented the President with a banner representing the ‘Let’s Go’ campaign, which calls for a new European target to reduce serious road...

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02

Feb 2016

Case Study – Scotland’s new drink driving laws

On the 5th of December 2014, new legislation came into force in Scotland reducing the drink drive limit from 0.8g/l to 0.5g/l. This case study gives an overview of the new Scottish drink driving laws and includes an interview with Patrick Down, a policy specialist from the Scottish Government as well as a focus on the latest developments in Northern Ireland. Download Source: New feed


28

Jan 2016

France – road deaths increase as speeds creep up

For the first time in 35 years, road deaths in France have increased for a second year running. The rise in deaths has come as mean speeds have increased by between 1 and 4 km/h, according to analysis by the National Observatory for Road Safety (ONISR). The rise in speeds over the last two years also reverses a ten-year fall that occurred following the introduction...

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Jan 2016

Intelligent Speed Assistance: new film calls for #SafetyAsStandard

A new film from ETSC makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe. The five-minute video has been launched as the European Commission continues work on the development of the next generation of vehicle safety standards, expected to be launched later this year. The film includes a demonstration of the system by Oliver Carsten of...

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26

Jan 2016

German state plans to trial 120km motorway limit

The German state of Baden-Württemberg, home of Daimler and Porsche, has announced plans to trial a 120km/h speed limit on sections of the A81 and A96 motorways. The four-year trial, set to begin in May, aims to assess the impact on collisions and noise. The move has put the state transport minister Winfried Hermann at loggerheads with federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt. In a letter...

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26

Jan 2016

Uber trials system for monitoring driver speed, acceleration and braking

The taxi service Uber has announced it is trialling technology to track the speed, acceleration and braking of its drivers using smartphone sensors. The company describes the process as designed to help verify complaints from passengers of poor driving but says it has broader plans to ensure drivers maintain appropriate speeds and are not distracted. The US-based company announced in November that it would create...

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18

Jan 2016

05 February 2016 – Alcohol interlocks: towards a European approach for the fight against drink-driving? – Ljubljana

Friday 05 February 2016, 09:00-13:00. Slovenian National Assembly, Šubičeva ulica 4, p. 636 – SI-1102 Ljubljana. The European Transport Safety Council, together with the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency, have the pleasure of inviting you to a round-table event at the National Assembly in Ljubljana to raise awareness  amongst policy makers, the private sector and key opinion leaders of how to develop and strenghten a systemic...

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15

Jan 2016

Two-thirds of UK drivers happy with Intelligent Speed Assistance tech

A study by UK road safety campaigners Brake has shown that 63% of drivers would be happy for Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology to help prevent them speeding while driving. The survey found 32% of drivers are willing to have a mandatory ISA system that cannot be overridden, while a further 31% would be interested in an overridable form of the system. Several vehicles already...

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Jan 2016

16 March 2016 – Business plan for road safety – reduction of costs through prevention

12.00 – 16.30 Stadthalle “Mons Tabor”, Koblenzer Str. 2, 56410 Montabaur The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), together with the German Road Safety Council, have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on work-related road safety to be held in Montabaur on 16th March 2016. The seminar will focus on the key issues affecting German employers in fleet and road-related risk management, and will...

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10

Jan 2016

Ireland considers higher fines for wealthier speeders

Ireland’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) wants the government to consider graduated fines for speeding motorists based on ability to pay. Moyagh Murdock, the RSA’s chief executive said last month that the agency plans to submit a proposal on graduated fines to the Department of Transport as part of a wider series of measures designed to combat drivers who repeatedly breach road traffic laws. Part of...

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