Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognised the EU and TRL on safety regulations

The innovative research behind the EU’s new vehicle safety regulations, which are expected to prevent 140,000 seriously injured casualties and save 25,000 lives, achieves recognition for its collaborative approach and forward-thinking strategic direction that anticipates connected and automated vehicles.


The TRL (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory) and the European Commission were jointly awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for their work producing the scientific evidence base upon which the new General Safety Regulation (GSR) was established.


“We are very proud to receive this award, which represents a significant achievement for what has been a successful collaboration for TRL and the EC with members of the European Parliament’s Committee in Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), NGOs, governments and safety organisations over the last five years,” explains Richard Cuerden, Head of TRL’s Academy. “The biggest change in vehicle safety standards the world has ever seen has been possible thanks to a resolute focus on a common goal and excellent co-operation every step of the way. This has opened the door for us all to develop the type of legislation that will save lives into the future.”



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