Forum for Mobility & Society discusses road safety
On 6 December 2016, the Forum for Mobility & Society issued a set of recommendations to EU policymakers in calling for improved efforts when it comes to reaching road safety targets. The document was launched during a lunch debate on road safety in Europe.
The event featured speakers from the Maltese Delegation to the EU, automotive sector as well as international organisations. Participants discussed policies and measures that should be implemented to reach the objective of halving the number of road fatalities by 2020.
Christopher Farrugia gave an overview of how the upcoming Maltese Presidency will prioritise road safety, with a conference being organised in Malta for 28 March. Alexandre Santacreu from the International Transport Forum then presented key findings from the “Safer City Streets” report. He encouraged municipalities to transform their road networks into a “safe system”, traffic ecosystems designed to avoid crashes, serious injury or death.
The event was closed by a panel discussion and specific actions that governments and policymakers can take to improve road safety. The recommendations will now be shared with officials, in hopes of promoting actions to achieve a reduction in road fatalities.
About the Forum for Mobility & Society (FMS)
The Forum for Mobility & Society (FMS) brings together the transport and mobility community to debate, draw long-term perspectives and develop visions for tomorrow’s mobility. The FMS gathers Europe’s key institutional actors including Members of the European Parliament, representatives from the European Commission, industry experts and society at large. www.debatingmobility.eu
Source: Forum for Mobility and Society
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