Mobility and transport
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- Blind spot mirrors Blind-spot mirrors give drivers a better view of what's alongside the vehicle. With conventional mirrors, drivers can't always see people, bikes and cars that are right next to them, especially when turning a corner.
- Cargo securing and abnormal loads Properly securing loads prevents injuries to people, damage to vehicles and property, and congestion due to lost cargo.
- Daytime running light Daytime running lights (DRLs) come on automatically whenever a vehicle's engine is started. They substantially increase the visibility of cars and other vehicles.
- eSafety Vehicle-based intelligent safety systems are often referred to collectively as “eSafety” systems. They are electronic devices in vehicles designed to help a driver avoid danger, for example by activating the brakes if the car is too close to an object or by emitting warning signals if it strays outside its lane.
- Vehicle inspection A properly maintained and fully functioning vehicle meeting all safety requirements is less likely to be involved in a road accident.
- Vehicle registration certificate The models of vehicle registration document in use in each country.
- Roadworthiness certificate and the proof of test The models of roadworthiness certificate in use in each country and the proof of test (on passing a roadworthiness test) (sticker, certificate, confirmation on a website, etc.)
- Making roads safer for motorcycles and mopeds Motorbikes and mopeds are on the increase. Particularly in cities, they offer a solution to growing traffic congestion, parking problems and the high cost of private car ownership.
- Tyres Poor-quality or old tyres with reduced tread depth may cause your car to skid in wet weather or when braking. New, quality tyres hold your car on the road, save fuel and reduce noise and emissions.
- Vehicle categories EU law divides motor vehicles and trailers into 4 broad categories.
- Seat belts Seat belts are the easiest and cheapest way to avoid injury in a crash. They do not require any special technology and are fitted in all cars. Since 2006, wearing seatbelts is compulsory in all vehicles throughout the EU.