What can European countries do?
While many decisions on vehicle safety are taken at international rather than national level, European countries can play an important role. The best performing countries in road safety typically engage in the following activities towards improving vehicle safety:
- Engaging fully in international legislative development work
- Carrying out national research and monitoring of vehicle safety measures
- Supporting and joining the European New Car Assessment Programme
- Encouraging financial incentives for the use of protective equipment
- Ensuring that protective equipment usage laws are properly enforced
- Encouraging local car industry to fast track key safety measures