Joint letter by POLIS, Eurocities, ETSC and T&E calling to include the direct vision requirements for Heavy Duty Vehicles in the upcoming revision of the General Safety and Pedestrian Safety Regulations
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.
In light of the EU's review of the General Safety Regulation (GSR), transport ministers from eight countries have united to demand new EU-wide standards for vehicle safety. This was done in a letter internal market commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska. A specific request is to prioritize the safety of vulnerable road users when making a proposal for new safety standards. The ministers also underlined the importance of truck safety.
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.