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What are the key EU vehicle safety standards?

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What are the key EU vehicle safety standards?

A list of Directives and global UN ECE regulations can be found on the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry website. In recent years the most important vehicle safety Directives have been the introduction of crash tests for frontal impact protection and side impact protection to car occupants and sub-system tests for pedestrian protection.