European Transport Safety Council outline key priorities for road safety

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 23 Aug 2018

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) identifies solutions to ambitious road safety targets.

In May 2018, the European Union refined its road safety targets. Retaining the existing target to halve road deaths by 2020 on 2010 levels, the EU added an additional target to halve road deaths by 2030 on 2020 levels. The ETSC has called on the Austrian Government to support action on EU targets.

The ETSC has identified the following solutions for the Austrian Government:

  • Highlight the return on investment from improvements in road safety
  • Display EU leadership to encourage national-level action
  • Apply for Connecting Europe Facility funding, with up to €200 million available for improvements in transport infrastructure

In addition, the ETSC recommends that the Austrian Government update the minimum safety standards for vehicles, a solution proposed by the European Commission in May as an element of its third mobility package. 

Finally, the ETSC suggests that European authorities must adopt a legislative framework for automated vehicles, in advance of future market developments.

The original news article can be viewed here.

(News article first issued by Government Europa on 10/08/2018)

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Country: 
Austria
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Policy and research
Mobility management
Traffic and demand management