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24 June 2008


for Question Time at the part-session in September I 2008

pursuant to Rule 109 of the Rules of Procedure

by Bilyana Ilieva Raeva

to the Commission

  Subject: Road safety

 Answer in plenary 

The number of killed and wounded in road accidents is a major humanitarian, health, ecological, financial, social and demographic issue. Additionally, the expenses originating from this tragedy have multiple negative implications for the quality of life, sustainable development and global warming.


In this context, policies should be developed, encouraging Member States to keep the number of victims of transport accidents to levels not higher than the average for the EU.


How would the Commission initiate more decisive measures, such as Community legislation, widening the existing common standards - in particular by introducing a common EU indicator for road accidents threshold to be strictly respected by Member States?


What are the prospects of the Commission studying the possibility of developing a uniform approach to supervision, control and sanctions on EU territory? Can we believe that a future common road safety policy of the European Union will also lead to a common road policing policy, which will improve the quality of road safety control and monitoring?



Tabled: 24.06.2008


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