Road safety: driver assistance devices to be mandatory  

New car safety devices should be fitted as standard, MEPs are set to say on Tuesday.

Driver assistance devices such as speed-keeping, lane-keeping and automatic braking systems should be standard equipment in all new cars, vans, lorries and buses, says a draft resolution tabled by the Transport Committee.

MEPs are especially keen on technology designed to detect and help drivers to avoid pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. For lorries and buses, MEPs want to make front, side and rear cameras and turning assistance systems compulsory to reduce blind spots. 

They also want the EU Commission to look into setting the blood alcohol concentration limit at zero for all “new” and professional drivers.

Procedure:  non-binding resolution


Debate: Monday, 13 November

Vote: Tuesday, 14 November