Will 2017 be a turn for road safety?
The European transport industry started 2017 with a focus on road safety. On average, 26 000 people die on European roads annually and the number of death seem to be worsening. The European Commission published a document of 19 lifesaving safety technologies to be implemented on new cars, vans and lorries. According to the European Transport Safety Council, those technologies will be included in the EU vehicule safety rules this year to hopefully save lives.
At a regional level, safety changes have also been implemented during the New Year in the haulage industry of the United Kingdom due to an increasing demand of haulage fleet managers for transparency. Following their request, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) decided to supply Tacho and CPC data to enable a better monitoring of compliance, training, license administration and road safety.
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