Third Mobility Package includes road safety initiatives and new vehicle safety standards

The main road safety elements in the Third Mobiliy Package are:

  • The revision of the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation (The proposal includes mandatory installation of some new driver assistance technologies such as Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), as well as revised minimum crash testing standards and measures to protect pedestrians and cyclists.)
  • New EU targets to reduce deaths and serious injuries (including a Strategic Action Plan on Road Safety that includes a new longterm target to halve road deaths by 2030 as well as a target to reduce serious injuries by the same amount.)
  • The revision of the road infrastructure safety management directive (The proposal includes to extend the rules beyond the EU TEN-T road network, which could include primary urban roads.)
  • An Automated driving strategy (The Commission has published a strategy paper that gives an outline of its plans for automated cars.)

According to analysis carried out for the European Commission by  the UK transport research laboratory TRL, the proposed vehicle safety measures could prevent 24,794 deaths across all vehicle categories between 2022 and 2037. Please find the report here.

ETSC's briefing can be found here.

The European Parliament and the Council will discuss the Commission Proposals.

For more information, please contact Dagmar Köhler,