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Parliamentary questions
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5 December 2018
E-005060/2018(ASW)
Answer given by Ms Bulc on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-005060/2018

As part of the third Mobility Package, the Commission has presented an ambitious proposal for a revision of the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive(1), which has all three elements invoked by the Honourable Member at its core: an extension of scope beyond motorways, an obligation to systematically take the needs of vulnerable road users into account and setting minimum performance standards for road markings and road signs. The Commission fully agrees on the importance of all of these elements. As regards the extension of scope, the Commission has not included urban roads and minor rural roads because the procedures of the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive (impact assessments, audits, inspections and — as a new element — proactive network-wide risk mapping) are not necessarily suited for such roads. The Commission is focusing instead on primary or national roads on which traffic volumes and fatality figures are high. The Commission would be very grateful for strong support from the European Parliament to ensure that the proposal is adopted, preserving all of the above crucial elements, if possible still in the current legislature.

(1)COM(2018) 274 final.

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