The European Union has set itself the goal
of reducing the number of road deaths by half before 2010. In
other words, of saving 25,000 lives a year.
How? Various measures are foreseen. These include reinforcing
controls on the three principal causes of serious accidents –
excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
and not wearing a seat belt; giving increased consideration to
more vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists; improving
infrastructures and putting greater emphasis on technological
progress such as the electronic stability control ESC etc.
Furthermore, in a spirit of shared responsibility, the European
Charter on road safety is giving support to every organisation
that actively engages in road safety because, at the end of the
day, this is an issue which concerns all of us.