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Extracts from the press conference by Siim Kallas on annual figures for road deaths for all EU countries

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On 19 March 2013, Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, gave a press conference following the publication by the EC of the new statistics on road safety, which reveals that 2012 saw the lowest number of people killed in road traffic in EU countries since the first data were collected.On this occasion, Siim Kallas presented the EU Road Safety Programme 2011-2020, which sets out challenging plans to reduce the number of road deaths on Europe's roads by half in the next 10 years. It contains ambitious proposals focusing on making improvements to vehicles, infrastructure and road users' behaviour.
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Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-076959   Date: 19/03/2013   Duration: 02:28
Personalities:   Kallas, Siim  
Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Road accident | Road safety | Statistic
© European Union, 2013   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
Director: Emmanuel Coundouris
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