EU to improve road safety

traffic safteyThe European Commission is in the preparatory phase to present new legislative proposals to support technological progress of road vehicles. The aim is to minimize the risk of injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

A recent Inception Impact Assessment presented options for a possible update of the 2009 General Safety Regulations as well as the Pedestrian Safety Regulation. Currently, the Commission is collecting views on vehicle safety systems from stakeholders.

There are 19 specific vehicle safety measures under consideration for a possible revision of the regulations. Depending on the findings of the consultation, mandatory features will be imposed on cars, light commercial vehicles, buses, trucks and trailers. Hence, the automotive industry will have to adjust, and comply with the new requirements.