ETSC Safety Monitor (99) - February 2016
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Pressure grows for serious road injury target

Around 100 MEPs from across the political spectrum have now backed the call by ETSC and more than 70 road safety organisations for a serious road injury reduction target for Europe.
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Experts underline importance of Seat Belt Reminder systems in new video

A new film from ETSC calls on the European Commission to require the fitting of Seat Belt Reminder Systems in all passenger seats in new cars when it reviews vehicle safety regulations later this year. Watch...
 

Germany – calls for better speed enforcement as deaths rise again

The German Federal Statistics Office has published preliminary figures showing road deaths increased by 2.9% on German roads last year. Read more...
 

US police data analysis shows effectiveness of automated emergency braking

Vehicles equipped with automated emergency braking are much less likely to crash into the rear of other vehicles, the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found in the first study of the feature's effectiveness using police-reported crash data. Read more...
 

Vehicle type approval shake-up announced

In response to the dieselgate scandal, the European Commission last month proposed major changes to the oversight of the technical environmental and safety compliance checks new car models must undergo before being approved for sale on the European market. Read more...
 

Aviation: Pilots warn on new EU safety rules

The European Commission has announced plans to update basic air safety rules as part of a package of aviation-related legislation. Read more...
 

Extend young driver probation period says KFV

The Austrian road safety board, an ETSC member, says the novice driver probation period should be doubled to four years. Read more...
 

Penalty points for Belgian drivers…in France

Belgian drivers committing traffic offences in France face losing points on a virtual driving licence if French plans to extend its penalty points system to foreign drivers get the go-ahead. Read more...
 

Global NCAP accuses Renault of ‘serious misrepresentation’ of crash tests

Global NCAP, the international network of new car safety assessment programmes, has written to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, after the company ran adverts in Uruguay for the Megane III misleadingly accompanied by a Euro NCAP five star rating. Read more...
 

US government report highlights risks of increasing use of automation in aviation sector

Aircraft automation can improve efficiency and reduce pilot workload, but recent incidents have shown that pilots that typically fly with automation can make errors when confronted with an unexpected event or when transitioning to manual flying, according to a U.S. Department of Transport Inspector General report published last month. Read more...
 
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