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#SaferRoads – EU lawmakers agree on life-saving technologies for new vehicles

#SaferRoads – EU lawmakers agree on life-saving technologies for new vehicles

| March 27, 2019

Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance and advanced emergency-braking system will have to be installed in new vehicles as from May 2022. After sealing the deal with the Romanian Presidency of the Council on Monday night (25 MArch), Parliament’s rapporteur Róża Thun (EPP, PL) said: “This legislation is paving the way to save thousands of lives […]

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#CarRentals – EU action leads to clearer and more transparent pricing

#CarRentals – EU action leads to clearer and more transparent pricing

| March 26, 2019

Following a call from the European Commission and EU consumer authorities, five industry leaders, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt, have changed the way they present car rental prices, making them fully transparent to consumers. Until now, the companies concerned had not fully implemented some of their commitments in order for the European Commission and EU consumer […]

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Safer roads: New EU measures to reduce #CarAccidents

Safer roads: New EU measures to reduce #CarAccidents

| March 19, 2019

The EU wants to improve road safety ©AP images/European Union-EP Parliament is backing new measures to improve road safety and reduce road accidents. The rules would make a number of safety features compulsory in new cars. EU roads are the safest in the world with an average of 49 road fatalities per million inhabitants, against 174 […]

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#RoadSafety – Commission responds to need for safe and secure parking areas for trucks

#RoadSafety – Commission responds to need for safe and secure parking areas for trucks

| March 14, 2019

There is a need for 400,000 safe and secure parking spaces in the EU. This is the conclusion of a study published by the European Commission today. Cargo trucks are subject to thefts and intrusions, and about 75% of these incidents occur when trucks are parked in unsecure parking facilities. As a response to this phenomenon, the […]

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Truck Drivers to Get Fairer and Clearer Regulations in the EU

Truck Drivers to Get Fairer and Clearer Regulations in the EU

| March 11, 2019

Good news for truck drivers everywhere as new regulations come into force in the EU. At the end of 2018, the Council of the EU have agreed that they will help to improve the road transport system within the next few years and beyond. This includes improving enforcement of EU regulations, such as the use […]

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#Brexit – Current road haulage rights will be phased out by the end of 2019 in ‘no deal’ scenario

#Brexit – Current road haulage rights will be phased out by the end of 2019 in ‘no deal’ scenario

| February 28, 2019

After trilogue negotiations, the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on ensuring Basic Road Freight Connectivity in case of a UK withdrawal from the EU without an agreement, as part of the Contingency Action Plan presented by the European Commission. More than 80% of road haulage transport between the United Kingdom […]

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#RoadInfrastructureSafety – Commission welcomes the provisional agreement

#RoadInfrastructureSafety – Commission welcomes the provisional agreement

| February 25, 2019

The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the European Commission’s proposal for a directive amending Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management. It is part of the third and final ‘Europe on the Move’ package that includes a set of actions to modernize Europe’s transport system. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc […]

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