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Stay road smart this summer with new EU road app
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Published on 27-06-14

What is the speed limit on Spanish motorways? Do cyclists need to wear helmets in Sweden? What safety equipment should be carried in cars driven in Slovakia? From now on, holiday makers don't need to spend time checking and remember the different road rules in Europe if they download the European Commission's new free smartphone app "Going Abroad".

    Stay road smart this summer with new EU road app

    The app covers information about all the important road safety information, such as speed and alcohol limits, traffic lights and the use of mobile phones. In fact, those areas which are the greatest cause of accidents, as well as other helpful advice.

    The app also contains a road safety quiz and a memory game to help educate as well as entertain passengers, young and old, during long car journeys.

    The app is available for iPhone and iPad, Google Android and Microsoft Windows phones in 22 languages.

    Its release just prior to the start of the summer holidays is timely because July and August are the deadliest road traffic months with on average some 50% more road deaths than in the "safest" month, February.

    Download the "Going Abroad" app

    Background

    Road safety work in the EU has made great progress in recent years. Between 2001 and 2010, the number of fatalities on EU roads was reduced by a total of 43%. Between 2010 and 2013, it was reduced by a further 17%. The UK's roads remain some of the safest in the EU.

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