About this consultation

Consultation period
31 July 2017 - 22 October 2017
Business and industry, Transport, Single market, Environment, Competition, Consumers, Justice and fundamental rights, Public health, Research and innovation

Responses to this consultation

The results of the consultation are currently only available on the English version of this page. Other EU language versions of this page will be updated soon.

View the questionnaire

Questionnaire for road users (individual user, company or organisation)

Questionnaire for companies and organisations

Questionnaire for public authorities

View the contributions

Replies from respondents registered in the transparency register

Replies from others

Anonymous replies (confidentiality requested by respondents)

Additional contributions

Consultation outcome

We received 118 responses and thank all those who contributed to this consultation.
See this brief summary of the replies

Target group

All private citizens, organisations, companies and authorities were welcome to contribute to this consultation. In particular, contributions were sought from

  • Individuals
  • Companies
  • Public authorities at local, regional, national and European level
  • Representatives of consumer organisations
  • Representatives of trade unions
  • Representatives of environmental organisations
  • Representatives of road safety organisations
  • Research institutes
  • Vehicle manufacturers and organisations representing the automotive industry
  • Automotive equipment manufacturers and organisations representing the suppliers industry, including SMEs involved in the supply chain

Objective of the consultation

The EU Regulations on vehicle safety aim to protect drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists that can be hit by a vehicle during an accident. The current Commission initiative aims to further decrease the number of road fatalities and injuries. To achieve this, amendments or new requirements could be proposed for the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation. In these proposals, there is a focus on vulnerable road users including children and the elderly.

There are 19 specific vehicle safety measures under consideration for the possible update of the General Safety Regulation and the Pedestrian Safety Regulation. These measures are to introduce new standard equipment and improved safety performance of vehicles and have the potential to save lives on EU roads, by becoming mandatory features on cars, light commercial vehicles, buses, trucks and trailers.

The purpose of the stakeholder consultation was to gather stakeholder views on the best means to improve current vehicle safety measures, to complement existing studies in this field.

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