Enhanced Coach and Bus Occupant Safety
The ECBOS project aims to make improvements in current regulations and propose new regulations and standards for the development of safer buses and coaches. The major community added value is the decrease of incidence and severity of occupant injuries and social suffering which occur as a result of bus and coach accidents.
Euro Contrôle Route is a group of European Transport Inspection Services working together to enhance the quality of enforcement in order to improve road safety, compliance with road transport legislation and to promote fair competition.
European Union Road Federation
The European Union Road Federation (ERF) is a non-profit association which coordinates the views and concerns of Europe’s road sector. ERF acts as a European platform for dialogue, condenses the road sector's input on mobility issues and promotes research leading to a more sustainable road transport.
eSafetyAware! seeks to accelerate the market introduction of such life-saving technologies by organising information campaigns and dedicated events aimed at creating awareness of eSafety benefits among policy-makers and end-users.
Project funded by the European Commission under the Transport RTD Programme
of the 4th Framework Programme. Contract No RO-98-RS.3047. Duration: 18 months starting from 1 January 1999. The aim of ESCAPE is to identify important areas of traffic and driver non-compliant behaviour and to assess the potential of enforcement tools, both traditional and innovative, to improve compliance and thus contribute to safety on European roads. ESCAPE will prepare the groundwork for implementing European wide demonstration projects in enforcement within the 5th framework program.
Estonian Motor Vehicle Registration Centre (Eesti Riiklik Autoregistrikeskus)
Main Activities of ARK
Estonian Road Administration
- The registration of motor vehicles and their trailers, maintaining the register and archives
- Giving the right to drive and issuing driving licences, maintaining the register and archives
- Methodical guiding and monitoring the level of drivers training
- Monitoring and supervising the execution of motor vehicles and their trailers roadworthiness tests
- Confirming the type compliance with the national technical requirements for vehicles and issuing the relevant type-codes
- Monitoring and supervising the technical testing authorities executing the technical expertise of the vehicles, their parts and equipment.
The main functions of the Estonian Road Administration are:
- organising road management and creating conditions for safe traffic on the roads in the state ownership;
- exercising state supervision over the compliance with the requirements established by legislation regulating the ERA’s area of activity and, where necessary, applying enforcement powers of the state;
- participating in the development of the legislation regulating the ERA’s area of activity and making recommendations for amending and supplementing legislation, including improving Estonian terminology;
- participating in the development of policies, strategies, and development plans in the ERA’s area of activity;
- preparing and implementing projects in the ERA’s area of activity, including participating in the preparation and implementation of international projects.
European Truck Accident Causation
Only limited statistics are available regarding accidents involving trucks and even less is known about the cause of these accidents. To fill in this lack of knowledge, the European Commission and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) launched a unique scientific study, the European Truck Accident Causation (ETAC) study.
The aim of the study is to identify the main causes of accidents involving trucks. This information can be used to give guidance to policy and decision makers for future action which can contribute to the improvement of road safety.
ETSC, a Brussels-based independent non-profitmaking organisation provides an impartial source of expert advice on transport safety matters to the European Commission, the European Parliament, and Member States.
Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe.
With our new and improved website you can easily make comparisons between the cars that interest you and even view films of their crash tests. And don't forget ESC - that can help make your journey even safer. Check out our new ESC fitment rating. If you want to know the safety performance of your current or future car - this is where to look!
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Campaigns to make the public conscious of risks posed by certain drivers' and other car occupants' behaviour can largely contribute to improving road safety, especially if they are combined with actions to enforce traffic rules. For instance campaigns about the importance of always wearing a seat belt, both in the front and the back of the car, and campaigns about the risks of drinking and driving, are most effective if they are combined with enforcement actions focusing on the same behaviour.
European Cyclist Federation
The European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) is pledged to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being. To achieve these aims, the ECF seeks to change attitudes, policies and budget allocations at the European level. The ECF will stimulate and organise the exchange of information and expertise on bicycle related transport policies and strategies as well as the work of cyclists movement.
European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO)
The European Road Safety Observatory (ERSO) is an essential website for all European road safety professionals. ERSO is the gateway into a central resource of European road safety data, knowledge and links.
This pilot website is one of the final results of SafetyNet, which is an integrated project funded by DG-TREN of the European Commission. The objective of the project is to build the framework of a European Road Safety Observatory, which will be the primary focus for road safety data and knowledge.
Basic information about the European Union: the rights of citizens, main themes such as the euro and employment; access to official documents, legal texts, publications, databases, information sources, etc., etc. Among other things, information about DG VII - Transport.
European Roads Assessment Programme
EuroRAP aims to provide independent, consistent safety ratings of roads. Already
thousands of road stretches across Europe have been assessed - and the methods
used are already being applied in Australia through AusRAP and piloted in the
USA through usRAP.
EuroSafe, the European Association for Injury Prevention and safety Promotion, is the network of injury prevention champions dedicated to making Europe a safer place.
- Supporting and reviewing the state of art in injury prevention in Europe through project coordination and support;
- Enhancing European-wide exchange of injury data and data products;
- Identifying and disseminating good practices in injury prevention and safety promotion; and
- Connecting all relevant stakeholders and professionals and increasing their involvement through capacity building and advocacy.
Eurostat’s mission is to provide the European Union with a high-quality statistical information service
European tunnel assessment programme
Launched in January 2005, EuroTAP, the European Tunnel Assessment Programme has completed “Phase 1” of its inspections programme. 49 major tunnels located on highways important for transEuropean mobility in 14 European countries have been tested in line with criteria set down in the European Union’s Tunnel Directive adopted in April 2004. The inspections have a two-fold objective: to determine each tunnel’s safety potential – the presence of elements that serve to prevent or contain emergency situations; and to calculate each tunnel’s risk potential – the likelihood of incidents occurring that could lead to accidents and the possible extent of the damage that could be caused as result.
EVI - Electronic Vehicle Identification - can be defined as an electronic device that allows the unique, remote and reliable communication of a vehicle's identifying parameters. EVI can typically be comprised of an in-vehicle data storage element, suitable and secure interfaces and a vehicle-to-infrastructure data communication element. The 18-month EVI project began in February 2003 and is supported by DG TREN. Its main task is to carry out a feasibility study about electronic vehicle identification.