Extraordinary EFA virtual meeting in mid-July
EFA welcomes four new Associate Members.
Three new countries joined the European federation of Driving Schools!
Ukraine with its national driving school association, Romania with the Faculty of Transport of Bucharest’s University and Bulgaria with the European Center of Transport Policies.
The fourth new associate member is EDISER, a French company that deals with teaching material for driving schools, which has been collaborating with the French association Mobiliance and the English He-Man, both already members of EFA.
A special welcome is addressed to the Ukrainian colleagues who in this moment of extreme difficulty have come together and have had the strength to create an association of driving schools!
United let’s move forward!
Road safety in the UNECE region: what do the data say?
The original Sustainable Development Goal target 3.6 aimed to halve road fatalities in the decade to 2020, but this was not met by any region (and very few countries). With this week’s High-Level Meeting on Global Road Safety and the new Decade of Action on Road Safety (2021-2030) enshrining the resolve of the international community to halve road deaths by 2030, where do countries in the UNECE region stand? UNECE collects detailed road safety statistics for all its 56 member States, which can directly measure progress towards this target.
New ACEA publication: 2022 Progress Report – Making the transition to zero-emission mobility
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) publishes this statistical report – now in its fifth edition – on an annual basis to track progress on the key ‘enabling factors’ for zero-emission cars and vans over time. The 2022 report ‘Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility’ tracks the progress made in the European Union on the key enabling factors for alternatively-powered passenger cars and vans.
The future of transport in the context of the Recovery Plan
The Report provides the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) with an overview of the EU’s 29 transport sector priorities and the National Recovery and Resilience Plan’s (NRRP) funding to achieve those priorities. NRRP transport sector measures also contribute to the further development of nine TEN-T Core Network Corridors and the achievement of TEN-T goals.
National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS)
The NRSS articulates the Department’s ultimate goal: zero roadway fatalities. A Safe System Approach will guide the actions through a focus on Safer People, Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, Safer Speeds, and Post-Crash Care.
Almost 95 percent of our Nation’s transportation deaths occur on America’s streets, roads, and highways, and they are on the rise. An estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020. In the first half of 2021, an estimated 20,160 people died, up 18.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2020. And every year, millions more are seriously and often permanently injured.
Download the United States Department of Transportation full report here.
European Traffic Education Seminar on 13rd September 2022
The EU27 collectively reduced the number of road deaths by 31% over the period 2011-2021, from 28,865 in 2011 to 19,823 in 2021. There were 57,095 fewer deaths on EU roads over the last decade than there would have been if deaths had continued at the same level as in 2011. The overall progress in reducing road deaths on EU roads was positive from 2011 until 2014 with a 16% decrease. But the good start to the decade was followed by five consecutive years of stagnation. In 2020 there was an exceptional drop of 17% compared to 2019, strongly related to Covid-19 travel restrictions across Europe. Similarly, 2021 saw a drop of 13% with respect to 2019, but the number of road deaths increased by 5% with respect to 2020, influenced by a gradual relaxation of travel restrictions across Europe.
Urban Mobility Days on 20-22 September 2022
Registration is open!
We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for Urban Mobility Days 2022 that will be held on 20-22 September in the city of Brno, Czech Republic.
This year’s theme is ‘Moving people and goods more sustainably’ and, across three days, we traverse the length and breadth of sustainable urban mobility, examining the latest challenges and solutions.
This biennial conference, jointly organized in 2022 by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport (DG MOVE), and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, is a major event in the urban mobility calendar. Having taken place online in 2020 due to COVID-19, we are delighted to welcome delegates in person (with a virtual option available).
The 15th ITS European Congress will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 22-24 May 2023.
The topic of the Congress will explore how ITS is changing mobility – and lives with its suitable theme ‘ITS: The Game Changer’.
‘It is with immense pleasure that I announce that Lisbon will be hosting the 2023 ITS Congress in Europe next year,’ said Carlos Moedas, Mayor of Lisbon. ‘I want to congratulate ERTICO for more than three decades of promoting public-private cooperation for the future of mobility. You are the ultimate example of how different sectors can partner up to bridge the gap between science and the deployment of mobility services that can truly make a difference in people’s lives.’