ETSC Speed Monitor (20) - January 2016
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Policy update from ETSC

Intelligent Speed Assistance: new film calls for #SafetyAsStandard

A new film from ETSC makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe. The five-minute video has been launched as the European Commission continues work on the development of the next generation of vehicle safety standards, expected to be launched later this year. Read more and watch the video...

France – road deaths increase as speeds creep up

For the first time in 35 years, road deaths in France have increased for a second year running. The rise comes as mean speeds have increased by up to 4 km/h, according to analysis by the National Observatory for Road Safety. Read more...
 

German state plans to trial 120km motorway limit

The German state of Baden-Württemberg, home of Daimler and Porsche, has announced plans to trial a 120km/h speed limit on sections of the A81 and A96 motorways. Read more...
 

Two-thirds of UK drivers happy with Intelligent Speed Assistance tech

A survey for the UK road safety campaigners Brake has shown that 63% of drivers would be happy for Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology to help prevent them speeding while driving. Read more...
 

Ireland considers higher fines for wealthier speeders

Ireland’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) wants the government to consider graduated fines for speeding motorists based on ability to pay. Read more...
 

Grenoble is first French 30km/h city

Grenoble in France is the first large French city to introduce a blanket 30km/h zone across the city – reduced from 50km/h. Read more...
 

Uber trials system for monitoring driver speed, acceleration and braking

The taxi service Uber has announced it is trialling technology to track the speed, acceleration and braking of its drivers using smartphone sensors. Read more...
 

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