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New EU vehicle safety standards essential to reducing child road deaths

Published Sun, 04/03/2018 - 07:51

More than 8,000 children aged 0-14 years have been killed in road traffic collisions over the last ten years in the European Union, new data show. Half of the children killed were travelling in cars, a third were walking and 13% were cycling, according to a report published today by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).

One in every 13 child deaths in the European Union occurs as a result of a road collision.

Finland: intensive surveillance off heavy traffic

Published Fri, 23/02/2018 - 17:57

The police will conduct an intensive surveillance operation on heavy traffic throughout Finland from Monday to Sunday, 26 February to 4 March 2018. All police departments in Finland will take part in the operation. The aim of the operation is to improve road safety and combat crime associated with the shadow economy and transport.

The intensive surveillance operation is also part of the Europe-wide enforcement theme of the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL).

Latest edition of ICADTS Reporter published

Published Wed, 21/02/2018 - 06:23

In this edition you will find:

In traffic safety, engineering is a foundational element that can directly impact the consequences of road user behavior. Yet, when a road user is involved in a motor vehicle crash, traditional views place the blame on them. By simply moving away from viewing these events as random accidents instead of crashes, a new way of looking at the problem can start to take shape.

Digital Tachograph Manipulation Course in Tampere, Finland 30th - 31st Jan 2018

Published Mon, 12/02/2018 - 09:31

The joint working group of TISPOL and ECR, named as TWG, is dealing with manipulation on digital tachographs in trucks and busses for passenger transports. For years the members of this TWG are developing strategies how to find those manipulations. They share their knowledge during regular meetings in different memberstates of the EU. They are held for example in Brussles (B), Cologne (GER), or Ispra (I).