The Road Safety Trust encourages collaboration with European partners

10.37 | 20 June 2024 |

The Road Safety Trust is backing a new report, published by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), which calls on Governments to set national targets for reducing road deaths and serious injuries.

The 18th Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report also recommends the creation of an EU road safety agency.

The Trust also supports this measure and believes the UK should become members to share best practice in the push towards Vision Zero.

Last month, Government statistics showed there were an estimated 1,645 road fatalities in Great Britain in 2023, a fall of 4% compared to 2022.

The PIN Report shows there were 20,418 deaths on EU roads last year. This represents a decrease of only 1% compared to 2022.

Ruth Purdie OBE, chief executive of The Road Safety Trust, said: “Road safety is an issue every nation faces, which is why it is important to collaborate and share best practice with partners across Europe.

“It is pleasing to see that, like Great Britain, the EU experienced a fall in road deaths during 2023, but it would be naive not to recognise there is significant work still to be done to achieve Vision Zero.

“That’s why we are backing calls for the creation of a new European road safety body, and reiterate our backing for the setting of national road safety targets.”


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