Call for a new road safety action plan
In a resolution passed on Tuesday 27 September, MEPs propose over one hundred measures to improve road safety in the European Union. Their key aim is to better protect vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists, children and the elderly).
Replying to the Commission's 2010 communication "Towards a European road safety area: policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020" (16951/10), MEPs call on the Commission to draw up a 4th road safety action plan.
The resolution sets out recommendations on infrastructure, road signs, driver training, checks and vehicle equipment. It also calls for the rapid introduction of "intelligent" electronic safety equipment.