Designated Commissioner for Transport & Space Maroš Šefčovič: We need a vision!
” Last year some 26,000 lives were lost on EU roads and the first figures for 2014 unfortunately show a reverse trend. It is clear that we cannot be complacent about this serious issue, and I will therefore continue to strive towards the goal of halving road fatalities by 2020. In particular I will look at the safety of infrastructure, the skills of professional drivers and promoting innovative in-vehicle safety technologies. Moreover I will focus on reducing not only fatalities, but also serious injuries which affect the lives of thousands of citizens every year. ”
MEP questions were about ITS, Cross border exchange of traffic offences, road safety in cities, gigaliners, mobility of people with a handicap, as well as e-call. MEP D.L.Koch asked what is the position of the designate commissioner on Vision Zero…….
” Let’s hope that activities are following the nice words ”
J.Mersch, FEVR president