PRESS RELEASE: Cities from the Polis network and from the International Transport Forum’s ‘Safer City Streets’ network meet in Paris today. Local authorities from Europe and around the world work together to protect people from road crashes.
The 2016 road safety statistics released by the European Commission show a drop of 2% in the number of fatalities. The statistics for the first time include numbers about people suffering serious injuries following accidents. An EU target to reduce serious injuries by 50% by 2030 has been agreed upon at this week's Road Safety Informal Council meeting in Malta, which Polis attended.
The European Road Safety Summer School is organised in Mechelen, Belgium by VSV (the Flemish Foundation for Traffic Knowledge), the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) of Hasselt University, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), Polis and Road Safety GB.
Road safety campaigns have evolved. Organisations across Europe are responding to new risks, changing media consumption patterns and new technologies with innovative, targeted campaigns designed to target hard-to- reach groups and help change behaviour.