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Oct 2015

Speed limits on German motorways in the spotlight again

A poll by YouGov has found that the majority of Germans would, for the first time, support a speed limit on those sections of German motorways that are currently unlimited – but only if it was set at 150 km/h, 20 km/h more than the current highest speed limit found in Europe. ETSC’s German member DVR has said that deaths are 25% higher on stretches...

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Sep 2015

Briefing: TTIP and Vehicle Safety

What is TTIP? The European Union and the United States are currently negotiating a joint trade agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) The EU’s stated goals[1] are: opening up the US to EU firms helping cut red tape that firms face when exporting setting new rules to make it easier and fairer to export, import and invest overseas. What has TTIP...

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09

Sep 2015

MEPs renew calls for serious road injury reduction target

The European Parliament has reiterated calls for a pan-European target to cut serious road injuries.  In a vote today on a review of European transport policy since 2011, MEPs called for, “the swift adoption of a 2020 target of a 40 % reduction in the number of people seriously injured, accompanied by a fully fledged EU strategy.” Since 2010 the number of people seriously injured...

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04

Sep 2015

UN to back 2020 goal to halve road deaths and injuries worldwide

The United Nations will adopt its first formal target to cut road deaths and injuries when it adopts a far-reaching package of sustainable development goals (SDGs) at its general assembly later this month. The ambitious global target to ‘halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents’ by 2020 will apply to all member states of the United Nations. The target falls...

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03

Sep 2015

October 2015, Identify, evaluate and prevent occupational road risks, Spain

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), together with the Fundación Mapfre have the pleasure of inviting you to the next PRAISE seminars on work-related road safety to be held in Madrid on Thursday 1st October and Zaragoza on Friday 2nd October. The seminars will mainly focus on success stories in relation to fleet and road-related risk management, and will feature businesses and experts from across...

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24

Aug 2015

Managing Road Risk at Work – Case Study: Unilever Poland

Case study: Unilever Poland ETSC’s PRAISE project addresses the safety aspects of driving at work and driving to work. Its aim is to promote best practice in order to help employers secure high road safety standards for their employees. In this interview, Edyta Karpiuk-Jagodzinska, Safety, Health and Environment Coordinator for Poland and the Baltics at Unilever discusses how the organisation has integrated road safety into the...

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24

Aug 2015

13 October 2015 – Seat Belt Reminders and EU Vehicle Safety Legislation

08:00 – 09:00, Breakfast debate, European Parliament, Brussels (Room TBC) This event is kindly hosted by Dieter-Lebrecht Koch MEP. The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) have the pleasure of inviting you to a breakfast debate on vehicle safety and seat belt reminders. The event will bring together representatives of the EU institutions, governments, and road safety experts to discuss seat belt reminder technology within the...

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24

Aug 2015

13 October 2015 – Fitting Safety as Standard

Seatbelt reminders and EU vehicle safety legislation 08:00 – 09:00, Breakfast debate, European Parliament, Brussels (Room TBC) This event is kindly hosted by Dieter-Lebrecht Koch MEP. 500 people die on EU roads every week and road collisions remain the single biggest non-health-related cause of death in Europe. But many of these tragedies could be prevented through the standard-fitting of innovative safety technologies being designed and...

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23

Aug 2015

14 October 2015 – SMART policies for tackling drink driving, London

14 October 2015, 14:00-17:00 European Commission Representation, Europe House 32 Smith Sq. London, SW1P 3EU ETSC and the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) have the pleasure to invite you to a national conference on drink driving in London. The debate will address policy and practice on education, enforcement, penalties, rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures to discourage and prevent drink driving. Download the agenda here. To...

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Aug 2015

19 October 2015 – Young road user risks: is age the only fix?

The European Transport Safety Lecture 2015 Monday 19 October 2015, 17:00 Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels The European Transport Safety Council warmly invites you to its annual debate event, featuring a keynote speech by Dr Divera Twisk of SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, The Netherlands, followed by an expert panel discussion. Loading… Source: New feed



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