ETSC Safety Monitor (94) - November 2014
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New transport commissioner says road safety will be a top priority

The recently-appointed EU commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc has said road safety will be one of the ‘top priorities’ of her mandate. Speaking in a video message recorded for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, Mrs Bulc made the ‘personal pledge’ to the families, friends and colleagues of those that have lost people close to them or have been ‘physically or mentally affected’ by road collisions. Read more...

Germany, UK and France report increases in road deaths

Partial data for this year show increases in the numbers of road deaths in the EU’s three most populous countries raising fears that 2014 could mark an end to more than ten years of progress in improving road safety in the EU. Read more...
 

New study makes case for black boxes in cars, vans and lorries

A major new study for the European Commission has found considerable potential safety benefits and low costs for the installation of Electronic Data Recorders (EDRs) in cars, vans and lorries. Read more...
 

European employers show road safety is good for business

Five European private and public-sector organisations have been recognised by ETSC for the results of company-wide programmes they have put in place to improve the road safety of their employees, vehicle fleets and the public. See the press release
 

Increase in railway deaths in 2013

96 passengers and 27 staff were killed on Europe’s railways in 2013 according to figures released in October by the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC says passenger deaths increased for the first time since 2010 due to ‘exceptional’ railway incidents in 2013. A single crash, the Santiago de Compostela high-speed train derailment in July 2013 accounted for 79 deaths. Read more...
 

Online campaign warns of risks on rural roads

‘Brake before the bend’ is the slogan of a new UK public awareness campaign warning of the risks to be found on country roads. Launched by the UK government’s THINK! road safety campaign, the accompanying facts and figures show that 60% of UK road deaths occur on rural roads, 11 times more than the number of motorway deaths. Read more...
 
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