About: pedestrians

Road safety 20-11-2018

Seeing is believing: How redesigning trucks can eliminate blindspots

Sensors have a role to play for pedestrian safety, particularly for the areas around a truck where the driver cannot see directly. But they shouldn’t replace direct vision through the windows of the vehicle, writes Samuel Kenny.
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Transport 16-04-2013

EU prepares gentler design for lorries to save lives, fuel

The European Commission will table new proposals today (15 April) designed to make lorries more gentle with cyclists and pedestrians in the event of a crash, but also cleaner and more fuel-efficient, campaigners say.
Transport 09-02-2004

Road Safety for Pedestrians

In November 2003, the Council adopted a directive on pedestrian safety with the aim to reduce deaths and injuries of pedestrians involved in traffic accidents through changes to the construction of the front of vehicles. The proposal is based on a voluntary agreement signed by European, Japanese and Korean car makers in 2001 and 2002.