A coalition of industry, NGOs, consumer groups and cities are calling on the European Commission to bring forward new minimum safety standards for new cars, vans and trucks, after years of delays. The European Commission is expected to announce a new package of transport legislation next week, the groups are calling for an announcement on updates to vehicle safety regulations to be included.
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Greece has the highest rate of deaths in the European Union due to single-vehicle collisions (SVC), or a road accident in which only one vehicle is involved.
According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), SVCs are responsible for one third of road fatalities in the EU in the 2013-2015 period.
In Greece, however, they were the cause of 42 percent of road deaths, ahead of Luxembourg and Cyprus with 41 percent, Belgium with 38 percent, Norway with 37 percent and France with 36 percent.
Three members of the Swedish police (Swedish Police Authority, National Operations Department) have been visiting Luxembourg. The main concern was the implementation of European Directive 2014/47 / EU on heavy load control, as Luxembourg has already transposed this text into national law.
This Directive requires that a minimum number of so-called 'Roadside Inspections' have to be carried out.