TISPOL supports call for improvements to cyclist and pedestrian safety

Published Thu, 04/06/2015 - 10:11

TISPOL supports today’s call from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) for improvements to the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. 

TISPOL General Secretary Ruth Purdie said: “Since 2010 the reduction in the number of cyclist and pedestrian deaths has slowed down considerably. It is vital that we find new and effective ways to re-invigorate an effective, co-ordinated and sustained casualty reduction initiative across Europe.

“We are committed to working with our colleagues at ETSC, with national governments and with the European Commission to ensure that risks are minimised for these vulnerable road users, and that they can gain the maximum benefit from new technology that can either reduce the consequences of a collision or – better still – prevent it from happening in the first place.”

The ETSC report is available from www.etsc.eu