About: traffic accidents

Future of mobility 28-03-2018

EU hopes to avoid 1,500 deaths per year with eCall system

From 31 March, all new cars will have to be equipped with the new European eCall device, which automatically calls 112 in the event of a serious traffic accident
Transport 17-06-2013

EU mobile tech scheme will prompt connected cars revolution

The European Commission’s proposed regulation to fit new passenger cars and light vehicles with eCall - a form of embedded mobile technology - will not only save lives but revolutionise Europe’s car and mobile technology industries in the process, writes Francesca Forestieri.
Transport 15-04-2013

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.
Health 14-03-2013

Call for ‘accident database’ to reduce health costs

A broad coalition of organisations has called on the European Commission to propose a Pan-European "Accident and Injury Data System", underlining that 5.7 million people are admitted to hospital every year due to accidents.
Transport 21-06-2012

Parliament wants mandatory emergency eCall system in cars

The European Parliament´s internal market and transport committees have adopted a non-binding resolution calling for all new cars to be fitted with eCall devices to alert rescue services in case of crashes by 2015.
Transport 07-07-2011

MEPs take small step against cross-border driving offences

The European Parliament yesterday (6 July) took a first step towards putting an end to the impunity of drivers who commit traffic offences in another EU country. However, the first 'cross-border fines' are not expected to start hitting offenders' mailboxes for another two years.
Transport 23-06-2010

Romania has EU’s deadliest roads, study reveals

EU newcomers Romania and Malta are the only member states in which the number of deaths road traffic accidents in 2009 was greater than in 2001, a study published on 22 June reveals. EURACTIV Romania reports.