News and Events
- On average, 70 people still die every day on Europe’s roads
- Every road death prevented has an estimated value of more than £1.75 million (€1.94 million)
- Drivers, riders, pedestrians and all other road users are encouraged to sign the pledge at projectedward.eu/pledge and spread the word on social media using #ProjectEDWARD
This Sunday the European Commission launches for the 17th time EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, its flagship campaign that runs from 16 – 22 September annually with the aim to improve quality of life by promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport. Over 2,400 towns and cities from 50 countries will hold events to mark this year’s celebration, giving people the opportunity to explore the role of mobility in their daily lives and to experiment with clean transport modes. EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK culminates in the trademark car-free day.
Our sympathies are with the families of those involved in the recent Bulgarian bus crash. Lates repiorts show at least 16 people were killed and another 26 were injured when a tourist bus flipped over on a highway near the capital Sofia.
Police said a bus carrying tourists on a weekend trip to a nearby resort overturned and then fell down onto a side road 20 metres below the highway.
The accident happened at 5:10pm (local time) on Saturday about 20 kilometres north of Sofia.
Ambulances rushed to the scene and took the injured to Sofia hospitals.