European Parliament holds Public Hearing on Road Safety

On Tuesday February 16th, the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee held a public hearing entitled: ‘Towards a European Road Safety Area’.


The hearing sought to evaluate the latest development and challenges for future in the field of road transport safety.


Discussions focused on vehicle design, the revision of the general safety regulation, autonomous driving, driving assistance systems, cross-border enforcement, speed limits, drunk driving and road infrastructure.


The hearing began with comments from the Chair of the Committee, Michael Cramer, followed by the presentation of a study: ‘The impact of higher or lower weight and volume of cars on road safety’ by Richard Cuerden of the UK’s Transportation Research Laboratory (TRL).


The second part of the hearing looked at regulatory framework and enforcement, with a panel debate involving relevant stakeholders and policymakers followed by a Q&A.


The final panel debate discussed road users, car manufacturers and driving assistance systems, followed by concluding remarks by the Committee Chair, Michael Cramer.


For the event programme, click here.


For the event page, click here.




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