ETSC Safety Monitor (98) - November 2015
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Transport safety news from ETSC

Seven EU transport ministers back serious road injury reduction target

Transport ministers from Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania and Luxembourg (current holder of the EU presidency) have added their voices to calls for the European Commission to come forward with a target to cut serious road injuries.
See: 'Let's Go' campaign page

Two studies warn on distraction

Better data collection on the role of distraction in collisions across the EU and a standardised interface to fix and connect mobile devices to the car dashboard are two of the recommendations of a new report on countermeasures for in-vehicle distraction for the European Commission. Read more...
 

Volkswagen announces third party audit of US safety compliance

The Volkswagen Group has said it will commission an outside audit of its compliance with US safety reporting laws following allegations by Bloomberg that it failed to report lawsuits involving safety issues to the US regulator. Read more...
 

WHO urges governments to require minimum vehicle safety standards

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling on governments around the world to apply the UN’s most important vehicle safety regulations. Read more...
 

London requires lorry side guards and upgraded mirrors to protect cyclists

HGVs without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians were banned throughout London from September under Britain’s first "Safer Lorry Scheme". Read more...
 

UN backs 2020 goal to halve road deaths and injuries worldwide

The United Nations has adopted its first formal target to cut road deaths and injuries as part of a far-reaching package of sustainable development goals (SDGs) agreed at its general assembly in September. Read more...
 

Five member states fail on driving license rules

The European Commission has decided to refer the Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to correctly transpose European rules on driving licences. Read more...
 

New safety reporting rules for airline staff

Pilots and other airline professionals should be more inclined to report safety concerns to their airline or national civil aviation body thanks to new EU rules on the reporting of safety ‘occurrences’ which came into force earlier this month. Read more...
 

ETSC honours organisations leading on road safety

ETSC has announced the 2015 winners of its PRAISE awards recognising organisations that have taken outstanding measures to improve road safety at work. Read more...
 

Lithuania referred to European Court of Justice over rail safety failings

The European Commission has decided to refer Lithuania to the Court of Justice of the EU for failure to correctly implement European rules on rail safety. Read more...
 

New project targets young road users

Reducing the dangers facing younger road users is the focus of a new ETSC project, known as YEARS, which was launched at an event in Brussels in October. Read more...
 
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