FITDRIVE event in Rome.
The 1st and 2nd February in Rome was held the Fourth Consortium Meeting of FitDrive. The participants presented the progress of the work and the first results obtained. The final objectives of the project are to create monitoring devices for overall FITness of DRIVErs FitDrive and improving road safety by effectively monitoring working patterns and overall fitness of drivers. The project Vision FitDrive means improving the European mobility, by reinforcing safety, competitiveness and performance of European transport processes, through innovative ICT solutions for enhanced security and robustness of the transport.
The next event is scheduled for 29th and 30th March in Brussels. The first week of May, the project will be presented to EFA members in the European Parliament.
EFA is partner of Mission Restore our Ocean and Water Charter.
On 17 February EFA attended the event at the first EU Mission Annual Forum. EFA is a signatory to the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters Charter. EFA, thanks to the collaboration with SDG4MED, proposes to introduce a one-hour theory lesson on environmental protection during the training courses for the nautical licence.
MEP’s question on mobility of persons with disabilities.
MEP Laura Ferrara (NI) posed a Question for written answer to the European Commission regarding Directive 2006/126/EC and the failure to protect the right to mobility of persons with disabilities. Attached you will find the complete question and the answer from the European Commission.
European Road Safety Charter.
ERSC highlights road safety performance from 2022 and our thoughts from key events such as TRA 2022 and the annual POLIS conference. ERSC shares the latest CINEA brochure showcasing inspiring Horizon 2020 projects dedicated to improving road safety.
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UNECE – Mobilizing the transport sector to tackle climate change.
Inland transport plays a crucial role in the global economy, connecting people, goods and services to markets and opportunities. However, the rapid growth in this sector has had a significant impact on the environment. The increasing demand for faster and more efficient modes of transport has led to a substantial increase in the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, exacerbating the effects of climate change.
Road safety in the EU: fatalities below pre-pandemic levels but progress remains too slow.
The Commission published preliminary figures on road fatalities for 2022. Around 20,600 people were killed in road crashes last year, a 3% increase on 2021 as traffic levels recovered after the pandemic. This represents however 2,000 fewer fatalities (-10%) compared with the pre-pandemic year 2019. The EU and UN target is to halve the number of road deaths by 2030.
Reallocation of Space, Time, and Danger – POLIS.
Online webinar – 9th March (Thursday) – 14h00 to 15h00 (CET, Brussels time).
Traffic deaths and serious injuries are neither a ‘neutral’ nor an ‘inevitable’ by-product of urban mobility. They’re not ‘inevitable’ because road risk has underlying structural causes. And they’re not ‘neutral’ because these structural factors put at a disadvantage certain groups of the population – impacts differ whether we consider, e.g., age, income, disability, gender, and mobility choices.
UNECE’s Inland Transport Committee on EVs.
UNECE’s Inland Transport Committee takes action to facilitate wider adoption of electric vehicles. Electrification of vehicles is an important tool to align the transport sector with a climate neutral future and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Focused on climate actions, this year’s annual session of UNECE’s Inland Transport Committee (ITC) agreed on dedicated actions to facilitate wider adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by working on policy harmonization, improving relevant data collection, and fostering global exchanges among experts in the public and private sector.