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FEVR victims' association marks 25th anniversary

Published Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:13

 

The European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) marks its 25th anniversary on 6 July 2016 with an event in Brussels.

Founded in 1991 in Geneva, FEVR has worked for and with road traffic victims – championing their rights and representing their voice. Much has been achieved in the three areas targeted by their campaigns - Road Danger Reduction, Criminal and Civil Justice and Health – but much still remains to be done.

First death in self-driving car reported by manufacturer

Published Fri, 01/07/2016 - 08:00

The first known death caused by a self-driving car has been disclosed by Tesla Motors. The crash occurred in Williston, Florida, on 7 May, after the driver, Joshua Brown, put his Model S into Tesla’s autopilot mode, which is able to control the car during highway driving. 

The car’s sensors system failed to distinguish a large white 18-wheel truck and trailer crossing the highway, Tesla said. The car attempted to drive full speed under the trailer, “with the bottom of the trailer impacting the windshield of the Model S."

TISPOL Conference 2016 flyer

Published Sat, 25/06/2016 - 11:20

Here are the details of the 2016 TISPOL International Road Safety Conference (correct as far as we are able to confirm at the moment). Please take a look at the attached Conference flyer and download for reference. We will update it and confirm everything very shortly.

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Published Mon, 20/06/2016 - 12:46


Cuts to police enforcement across Europe doubly damaging for road safety

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions, according to the European Transport Safety Council, authors of two new reports on road safety.

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