ETSC Safety Monitor (101) - July 2016
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Follow-up needed on EU cross border enforcement rules

An independent report on the EU’s law on the cross border enforcement of traffic rules recommends further action to ensure non-resident drivers are sanctioned for offences committed outside their home country. Read more...

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions, according to two new ETSC reports. Read more...
 

Transport safety implications of the UK referendum on EU membership

In a referendum held on 23 June, a majority of citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The decision, if carried through with the commencement of the Article 50 procedure of the treaty of the EU, may have far-reaching consequences for the areas of policy covered by European Union law, including transport safety. Read more...
 

Deaths on US roads increase 8%

Preliminary data released last month by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show a 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. An estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported deaths in 2014. Read more...
 

Zero stars for more Indian cars

The latest Indian crash test results from Global NCAP released in May continue to disappoint. All five models were rated as zero star. The Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon all showed low levels of adult occupant protection. Read more...
 

Using a hands free kit while driving ‘as distracting’

Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be as distracting as talking on a hand-held mobile, psychologists at the University of Sussex say. Read more...
 

Norwegian study confirms ‘safety in numbers’ effect of increased cycling

A new study from the Institute of Transport Economics at the Norwegian Centre for Transport Research found that seasonal increases in cyclist numbers in Oslo led to a reduction in the risk of a conflict or near miss occurring. Read more...
 

Austria to introduce alcohol interlock programme next year

Transport Minister Jörg Leichtfried has announced that convicted drink drivers in Austria will be given the option of installing an alcohol interlock in their vehicles from next year, rather than face a driving ban. Read more...
 

Heineken’s F1 sponsorship criticised

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance has written to Jean Todt, president of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile to call for an end to alcohol brand sponsorship in Formula 1 racing. Read more...
 

New EU taskforce on risk of collisions between drones and planes

The European Aviation Safety Agency has announced the creation of a task force to assess the risk of collision between drones and aircraft. Read more...
 

France installing 10,000 dummy speed cameras

France has begun a major programme to triple the number of ‘safety zones’ covered by its speed camera programme. From February the government began installing 10,000 dummy cameras across the country. Read more...
 

Showcase your organisation's road safety results

There's still time to apply for ETSC's PRAISE Awards for organisations that have made progress on road safety. There are three categories: large companies, small and medium sized enterprises and public authorities. The deadline is 1 September and entry is free. Read more...
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