17 June 2014
On 7 June 2014, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Automobile Club (BIHAMK) organized the campaign Safe steps through life in order to raise driver awareness of children in traffic and to increase the awareness of children about potential road dangers.
05 June 2014
European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas spoke about the importance of mobility at the FIA Summer Cocktail on 4 June.
03 June 2014
In May 2014, the Automobile Club Moldova (ACM) held two important events with the aims of increasing awareness among children for road safety.
21 May 2014
Between 14 and 21 May, the Bosnian Club BIHAMK mobilised all resources to take action and protect citizens from severe flooding.
19 May 2014
The Automobile Club of Portugal (ACP) organises a campaign that aims to improve road safety awareness.
19 May 2014
The Automobile and Touring Club of Mozambique (ATCM) raises awareness for road safety in Mozambique.
15 May 2014
EU policy makers must prioritise mobility in the upcoming EU elections and beyond, announced the FIA Eurocouncil.
09 May 2014
To mark Road Safety Day the FIA launched a health check on the Commissions Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2020.
02 May 2014
FIB organised a traffic safety week, which garnered much media attention and spread public awareness.
24 April 2014
The Autoklub Slovakia Assistance demonstrates to the public the importance of seat belts with a crash impact simulator.
10 April 2014
On 9 April 2014, Dar es Salaam hosted the graduation ceremony of 750 Boda boda riders following a three-month course about road safety rules.
04 April 2014
FIA Region I EU election campaign, Mobility 2014, is now in German and Italian. Take a look!
03 April 2014
On 2 April 2014, MEPs participated in an interactive debate organised by the Forum for the Automobile and Society.
27 March 2014
AMSS has designed an educational, online road safety test, intended for 5th to 8th grade pupils in elementary schools.
18 March 2014
On 19 March, FIA Region I officially launched the campaign Mobility 2014 in front of an audience of MEPs, Council representatives and European Commission officials.
13 March 2014
AA launches national 'Think Bikes!' campaign supported by Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman and 20 times TT winner John McGuinness.
10 March 2014
With additional statements added this week from MEP candidates and a video from FIA Region I's Director Genreal, the EU elections campaign, Mobility 2014, is starting to make an impact.
01 March 2014
"I believe it is time to come up with a comprehensive EU approach towards urban mobility. We want to reduce congestion and improve mobility through intelligent, cleaner and connected cars..."
26 February 2014
On 21 February 2014, the Forum for the Automobile and Society organised a workshop on Road Safety and Connected Mobility.
20 February 2014
With the goal of improving understanding between all
road users, the FDM's magazine, Motor, invited car owners to share
their experiences of road accidents and blame.
20 February 2014
The ANWB has launched a campaign about how to correctly transport children when travelling by car.
07 February 2014
Starting this year, reckless drivers that have been violating road safety regulations will be faced with a lifetime ban of their drivers license, reports AA Tanzania.
30 January 2014
Dar es Salaam city council implements substantial fines against parking infractions in the central business district, reports the AA Tanzania.
23 January 2014
The Saudi Automobile Federation (SAF) participated in the 2nd Forum on Traffic Safety in November 2013, in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
23 January 2014
Tanzania has made a strong national move towards road safety with plans of introducing a point system for drivers, as reported by the Motoring Club AA Tanzania.
16 January 2014
Daily mobility must be a key initiative in the coming European Parliament elections. FIA Region I launches a first look at our election campaign Mobility 2014.
05 December 2013
Touring ran an assessment throughout Belgium where it discovered that only 4 out of 10 drivers will comply with a speed limit that they deem illogical. Following the results of the survey of Belgian roads, it discovered at least 16 roads where unrealistically low speed limits were imposed upon vehicles.
29 November 2013
On 21 November 2013, a milestone road safety event for BIHAMK took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Werner Kraus, ÖAMTC's President, presided over the official hand-over of 282 child car seats donated by ÖAMTC.
28 November 2013
In support of FIA Region I policy initiatives Formula One drivers have come together to express their support for the connected car, eCall and ecodriving.
21 November 2013
On 16 November 2013, The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was commemorated at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, in Belgrade, Serbia.
14 November 2013
On 12 November, Our Future Mobility Now and the FIA held a debate on youth and road safety, under the title Target Youth: Mobile & Safe. The necessity for this event is clear as there are still annually 28,000 fatalities due to road accidents - of which a disproportionate number are young people. The event examined: attitudes and awareness; driving skills and experience; and the role of the policy maker.
06 November 2013
On 5 November, Jérôme d'Ambrosio visited the technical school Institut Saint-Joseph to speak to young drivers who are training to be car mechanics and technicians.
30 October 2013
On 7 November 2013, eight major road safety violations will be punishable when driving in a foreign country as the EU Directive (2011/82/EU) on the cross-border exchange of information on traffic offences comes into effect. National traffic laws will apply to all drivers, regardless of the country where their vehicle is registered.
24 September 2013
The annual European Traffic Education Contest aims to encourage traffic education and help increase childrens awareness about road safety. This year, the event took place from 20-23 September in Bar, Montenegro and was hosted by the Montenegrin Automobile Club, AMSCG.
16 September 2013
Our Future Mobility Now (OFMN) and the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA) are holding a debate between young people, the automotive industry, motor clubs and policy makers.
29 May 2013
On Thursday 30 May, the European Parliament Transport committee is voting on the roadworthiness package and on the further harmonisation of vehicle testing frequency.
07 May 2013
The Brussels Transport community came together to participate in a Long Short Walk for Pedestrian Safety yesterday (6 May), led by EC Vice-President Kallas, and coordinated by the FIA Region I office, to mark European Road Safety Day and the beginning of the UN Global Road Safety Week.
06 May 2013
This years European Road Safety Day is on 6 May, the first day of the UN Global Road Safety Week. To mark the occasion, the CLEPA, eSafetyAware, and the FIA invite the road safety community and the general public to join a walk led by EC Vice President Kallas for pedestrian safety (beginning at Schuman Roundabout at 16:00) and to experience demonstrations of advanced life-saving vehicle technologies at Autoworld (14:00-20:00).
16 April 2013
The iMobility Challenge will showcase the benefits of the latest cooperative systems for intelligent mobility at this years International Transport Forum on 22-24 May 2013 in Leipzig.
08 April 2013
The ACTA Learnership Programme, funded by the FIA Development Fund and coordinated by FIA Region I, kicked off on 8 April 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event, hosted by AA Tanzania, was focused on supporting the work of ACTA Clubs on insurance and tourism, key elements of the ACTA Development Plan.
19 March 2013
While nearly two thirds of all European car drivers feel confident enough to give first aid, only 18 percent know what to do when they are the first to arrive at the scene of an accident. In other words, motorists tend to largely overestimate their first-aid skills.
14 March 2013
A draft proposal on the emergency call eCall system is currently being circulated within Commission services with the goal of implementing the technology by 2015 in all new vehicles. The FIA welcomes the expected publication, following a number of delays.
18 January 2013
The introduction of the 3rd EU Driving Licence tomorrow (19 January 2013) will be an important step towards making cross-border travel easier, improving road safety, and make counterfeiting of licences more difficult, says FIA Region I Director General, Mr Jacob Bangsgaard.
13 December 2012
Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has reached a milestone. Since the programmes launch in 2006, ANWB Streetwise the clubs road safety awareness programme has made one million kids streetwise. Six ANWB Streetwise teams of professional instructors work nationwide to teach some 200,000 children each year.
30 November 2012
IAM presented yesterday at their annual lunch in London their new report on safety for older drivers. There are currently almost 4 million drivers over 70, this is set to increase by 49 per cent by 2032.
01 October 2012
The mandatory EU-wide introduction of the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) for all new type-approved motorbikes over 125cc from 2016 (rather than the originally proposed date of 2017), was a key provision agreed between the European Parliament and Council of Ministers on Friday 28 September.
26 July 2012
South Africa has held its launch of the Zenani Mandela campaign and awarded the Zenani Mandela Scholarship certificate to this years recipient, Beauty Mokua.
24 April 2012
The European Parliament IMCO and TRAN committees held a joint meeting on 24 April 2012 to discuss the draft report eCall: a new 112 service for citizens.
24 April 2012
The road is now paved for the European Commission to follow the key recommendations on eCall set out by the European Parliament, said Werner Kraus, President of the FIA Region I office, ahead of a joint meeting of the European Parliament TRAN and IMCO committees to discuss an own-initiative report on eCall today.
15 March 2012
This week, 65 000 members of the Swedish Motorcyclist Association, SMC, get a Medical Card kit. It includes four stickers to add on the helmet/s and a card for medical information to put between the shell and padding of the helmet. With this effort, SMC hope to save a few lives per year through fast and adequate rescue in case of an accident.
23 February 2012
The Czech Minister of Transport, Mr Pavel Dobe, met with UAMK President, Dr Oldřich Vaníček, and FIA Region I Director General, Jacob Bangsgaard, on 23 February 2012 in Prague to discuss the possibility for closer cooperation on road safety awareness activities.
10 November 2011
The ECOWILL consortium (Ecodriving Wide-spread Implementation for Learners and Licensed Drivers) on ecodriving (spanning over 13 European countries), has published a questionnaire designed to assess drivers' knowledge and acceptance of ecodriving principles, as well as their willingness and readiness to undertake ecodriving training courses.
05 October 2011
With the FIA World Rally Championship taking place in Alsace on 29th September to 2nd October, the French Automobile and Touring Club ACAFA (LAutomobile Club, Association Française des Automobilistes) set up a Village of Responsible Mobility to mark the occasion.
27 September 2011
A renewed focus on road safety as a key element of a sustainable EU Tourism Strategy has been welcomed today by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). This follows the adoption of a resolution by the European Parliament on the EU Tourism Strategy which has the goal of promoting Europe as the world's no. 1 tourism destination.
19 September 2011
This weekend the FIA Action for Road Safety campaign received an endorsement from some of its most important constituents: children. FIA President Jean Todt was on hand to praise those taking part in the European Traffic Education Contest, an annual event designed to raise awareness of road safety, and this year held in Paris.
14 July 2011
Eco-driving is on the environmental agenda of most governments and international institutions, but few road users today have actually ever received eco-driving training. In most countries, being familiar with the principles of eco-driving is simply not a requisite to obtain a driving license.
30 June 2011
The European Bureau of the FIA, representing more than 35 million motoring consumers via its 71 member clubs, adopted its position on the European Commission White Paper on Transport on 30 June 2011.
11 May 2011
The deployment of life saving eSafety technologies in cars is the focus of a new free iPhone application launched today with the support of motorsports top drivers. The application is created by the eSafety Challenge project with support from the European Commission, eSafetyAware, FIA, and the FIA Foundation.
11 May 2011
FIA Road Safety Ambassador, Michael Schumacher, is calling on Members of the European Parliament to make sure eSafety systems are deployed in all new cars through legislation or voluntarily at todays launch of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety in Strasbourg.
02 May 2011
Every six seconds someone is killed or injured in a road accident. Every day 3,500 people are killed in road crashes. Every year 1.3 million people are killed on the worlds roads. And unless urgent action is taken, the UN predicts that annual road deaths will rise to 1.9 million by 2020.
05 April 2011
The Formula One Driver will attend the eSafety Challenge event on 31st of May in Vienna, where he will demonstrate eSafety technologies and how they can help to prevent accidents on the roads.
28 March 2011
White Paper on Transport focus on ITS welcomed but higher costs threaten consumer trust, says FIA
22 March 2011
"We cannot afford to wait until 2017 to make the Antilock Braking System (ABS) compulsory in motorcycles. Our figures show that thousands of road fatalities could be prevented by acting now," the FIA tells EP public hearing.
23 February 2011
Euro NCAP today publishes the results of seven new vehicles, including its first test of a fully electric car, marking the start of a series of EV tests in 2011.
22 July 2010
The European Commissions newly adopted Road Safety Strategy launches a new decade of action to reduce the number of road accidents, injuries and deaths over the next ten years.
20 July 2010
The Commission adopted today the Road Safety Action plan for the next ten years.
15 February 2010
The following overview is based on a clubs survey organised by the FIA European Bureau in 2009. It is based on 26 answers representing 24 countries from the European Union and beyond.
11 January 2010
Preliminary road safety figures released by the FIA European Bureau point to a continued reduction of both road fatalities and road injuries. However, governments must remain vigilant in order to maintain this positive trend.
29 September 2009
In its answer to the consultation the FIA Eurocouncil will underline the need to have high level commitment, strong leadership, clear objectives and precise targets.
31 August 2009
Effective driver training is one way to reduce the number of accidents. FIA Eurocouncil is backing that contention thanks to clubs' special driver training programs, according to a recent survey of driver training at the national level.
24 August 2009
In our vision, the transport offer of the future encompasses all different transport modes, which need to be combined to allow an efficient door-to-door mobility. Ultimately, what is good for older citizens is good for all of us and we firmly believe that citizens would indistinctly benefit from the development of an efficient transport offer.
24 August 2009
Road safety is a priority of the first order for all FIA members. For a number of years now our vision zero strategy has been a key driver in our battle for safer roads. This vision postulates that all of our efforts should be based on the belief that any road death is one death too many and we should strive to reduce risk of death on the road to zero.
30 June 2009
Staffordshire and GreenRoad Recognised for Programme to Reduce Crashes Among Young Drivers...
23 June 2009
Education: the key to further safety progress Driver education is an important issue for motoring and touring clubs. It is seen by many as the key to gaining further progress in terms of road safety.
11 June 2009
The FIA European Bureau along with five FIA member clubs renewed their commitments first made over three years ago. True to its commitment to encourage clubs to join this initiative, the FIA brought a further eight clubs on board.
24 March 2009
The European Union Road Federation, the Brussels Programme Centre of the International Road Federation (ERF IRF BPC) is setting up a new cycle of road safety engineering training Workshops in Central and Eastern Europe...
09 February 2009
600 child lives could be saved on EU roads
09 February 2009
Study on Compensation of victims of cross-border road traffic accidents
15 January 2009
We kindly invite you to a Breakfast Workshop in the European Parliament, hosted by Zita Gurmai MEP with the support of ERTICO ITS Europe, on 20th January 2009, from 8.30 to 10.00.
15 January 2009
The EU plans to come up with a new European Road Safety Action Programme for 2011-2020. Ahead of final adoption, late in 2009 or early 2010, FIA clubs used the Verona International Road Safety Exhibition, 20-21 November last, as a venue for brainstorming about ways forward for road safety.
17 December 2008
Today, the European parliament backed the cross-border enforcement of penalties for speeding, drink-driving, not wearing a seatbelt and running a red light. These four offences are responsible for most fatalities on European roads.
04 December 2008
Highways authorities across Europe should follow the lead of France, Spain and the Netherlands, and a appoint a motorcycle champion, tasked specifically with safe road design for bikers.