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A coalition of safety groups, traffic police, cyclists, transport workers and the road sector are calling on the European Parliament to back a proposal to extend the scope of EU road infrastructure safety rules to cover all primary roads in Europe, and to incorporate the needs of cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists in the implementation of the rules.
More than 25,000 people died on EU roads in 2017, the equivalent of two passenger planes crashing every week, killing everyone on board.
The European Union has established a framework of social rules for goods and passenger road transport operators with three complementary goals:
- to ensure the adequate social protection of road transport workers;
- to guarantee fair competition between undertakings;
- to improve road safety by averting road fatigue.
Every day special trained police officers can find illegal technical equipment installed in trucks and coaches for tampering with tachographs to hide the driving times.