European Commission aims for 2030 road fatality reductions

Last month, the European Commission announced a series of road safety measures that could save 10,500 lives and avoid close to 60,000 serious injuries over 2020-2030, thereby contributing to the EU’s long-term goal of moving close to zero fatalities and serious injuries by 2050 (“Vision Zero”). These reductions could be achieved through proposals that new models of vehicles should be equipped with advanced safety features, such as advanced emergency braking, lane-keeping assist systems, and cyclists’ detection systems for trucks, and assisting Member States to systematically identify dangerous road sections and target investment more effectively.

The measures announced by the Commission cover safer traffic, less polluting vehicles, and more advanced technological solutions and include an integrated policy for the future of road safety with measures for vehicles and infrastructure safety. 

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