ETSC Speed Monitor (15) - July 2014
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Policy update from ETSC

Intelligent Speed Assistance 'most effective' driver support system 

A comprehensive assessment of eight different driver support technologies shows that Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) would save the most lives. The research, by the Norwegian Institute for Transport Economics (TØI), and now published in English, found that the overall societal benefits of introducing the technology would outweigh the costs. Read more

Modified cross-border enforcement proposal expected

A revised proposal to enable EU member states to enforce traffic penalties for offences committed by foreign motorists, such as speeding, is expected to be published by the European Commission later this month. Read more...

British and Swiss public back 30km/h limits

Two new surveys carried out in Switzerland and the UK have found that an overwhelming majority support 30km/h (20 mph) limits. Read more...

UK insurers back Autonomous Emergency Braking

UK insurance companies have said mandatory fitting of automated emergency braking systems (AEB) in new cars could save 1220 lives in the UK over ten years. Read more...

New speed limits in Spain

New speed limits on all Spanish roads are expected to be in force by the end of the summer, according to the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT). Read more...

Increase in German motorway deaths

Deaths on motorways increased by 10.6% last year in Germany while the overall figure went down, according to new figures. Read more...

Belgium crowd-sources speed hotspots

ETSC’s member the Belgian Road Safety Institute (BIVV-IBSR), has used a crowd-sourcing technique to aid the police in planning Belgium's first speed enforcement 'marathon'. Read more...

France experiments with lower speeds

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has announced plans to trial a cut of the maximum speed on some sections of single-carriageway national roads from 90km/h to 80km/h. Experts say the move could prevent 350-400 deaths every year in France. See report (in French).

‘Intelligent’ speed bumps in Denmark

New dynamic speed bumps have been installed on the Oresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark that only activate when a car has been detected as speeding. The measure is designed to reduce the numbers of motorists who speed through the toll booths – some 200,000 a year, or 4% of cars using the bridge. See video.

New speeding campaign aims to shock

A television advertisement warning of the dangers of speeding has been banned from being shown before 9pm in Northern Ireland. Read more...

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