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16

Jul 2015

20 October 2015 – European Conference on Work-Related Road Safety, Brussels

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) have the pleasure of inviting you to the 5th Annual European PRAISE Conference on work-related road safety. The conference will bring together fleet safety managers, EU institutions, government representatives, and road safety experts to discuss the latest developments and priorities in work related road safety. The winners of the ETSC PRAISE awards 2015 will also be announced. The program...

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16

Jul 2015

Swiss seat belt wearing rates not improving

The latest survey by ETSC’s Swiss member bfu has found that seat belt wearing rates in Switzerland decreased slightly last year and that only three-quarters of rear seat passengers are belting up. 93% of drivers comply with the requirement to wear a seat belt, compared to 94% last year according to the survey. But only 76% of rear seat passengers belt up, compared to 77%...

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13

Jul 2015

Let’s go for a European target to reduce serious road injuries

ETSC is calling on the European Commission to come forward with a long-awaited target to reduce serious road injuries after a planned announcement was apparently dropped from a major review of road safety policy. Since 2010 the number of people seriously injured on EU roads has been reduced by just 1.6%, compared to an 18% decrease in the number of road deaths. Last year the...

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11

Jul 2015

New study confirms real-world safety benefits of autonomous emergency braking

Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems on current model passenger cars reduce rear-end collisions by 38 percent according to new research based on real-world data. Autonomous Emergency Braking is becoming increasingly common on modern passenger cars. The low speed option normally consists of an automatic brake function that operates for speeds up to 30km/h or 50km/h. Previous studies have predicted significant expected benefits of AEB technology...

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09

Jul 2015

21 Sept 2015 – Walking and cycling safety – the experience of other EU countries, Luxembourg

21 Septembre 2015, 09:00-13:00 Ministère du Développement durable et des Infrastructures, Salle Vianden, 4 Place de l’Europe, 1499 Luxembourg Le Conseil Européen de la Sécurité des Transports (ETSC) et le Ministère du Développement durable et des Infrastructures du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg ont le plaisir de vous inviter à un débat  sur la sécurité routière dans le cadre de la Présidence luxembourgeoise du Conseil de l’Union...

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09

Jul 2015

UK road safety leadership ‘weak and fragmented’

Road safety has been pushed down the UK political agenda to a disproportionate extent according to a review of the UK coalition government’s road safety strategy 2010-2015 by ETSC’s member PACTS and the RAC Foundation. Road safety leadership and strategy at the UK level was seen by local authorities and stakeholders as ‘weak and fragmented’ according to the review. The absence of national road casualty...

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07

Jul 2015

Commission road safety policy review lacks timetable and action on drink driving

The European Commission has published its review of the ‘Road Safety Policy Orientations’ (RSPO), a strategy published in 2010 with the objective of reducing road deaths by 50% by 2020. The progress report consists of a set of three documents: a European Commission Staff Working Document, an Interim Evaluation Report and a study commissioned to independent expert Jeanne Breen. ETSC welcomed some of the key...

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06

Jul 2015

Briefing: European Commission Interim evaluation of the Policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020

In June 2015, half way to 2020, the European Commission published its review of the ‘Road Safety Policy Orientations’ (RSPO), a framework with the objective of reducing road deaths by 50% by 2020 published in 2010. The review consists of a set of three documents: a European Commission Staff Working Document, a European Commission Interim Evaluation Report and a study commissioned to independent expert Jeanne...

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05

Jul 2015

Roads marked with excuses

A new campaign video from Romania urges pedestrians to find a safe place to cross the road. Prior to making the film, an opinion survey was carried out asking people why they chose to cross at dangerous locations. The excuses given such as ‘I’m in a hurry’ and ‘I’m impatient’ are shown painted on the road instead of zebra crossings. The campaign, which translates as...

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02

Jul 2015

2 July 2015 – Driving for Work Risk Management – ‘Making the Business Case’, Dublin

Ash Suite, Cusack Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), together with the Health and Safety Authority, The Road Safety Authority and Garda Síochána, organised a high-level seminar on work-related road safety in Dublin on 2 July. The seminar focussed on the key issues affecting Irish employers in fleet and road-related risk management, and featured experts from Ireland and across Europe....

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