Policy Position on the event data recorders - Download the document (1.1 MB)
Conducting road accident research and subsequent establishment of liability, in some instances, requires use of event data recorders (EDR) and data storage systems for automated driving (DSSA). The European Commission is evaluating whether EDRs should become standard equipment under the revision of the General Safety Regulation. FIA Region I sees no compelling case to mandate EDRs in all new vehicles.
Policy Position on Road Infrastructure and Tunnel Safety - Download the document (1.2 MB)
Many of the problems that road users face today are linked with poor maintenance of road infrastructure. Therefore, FIA Region I welcomes the European Commission’s plan to revise and merge the road infrastructure safety management Directive and the Directive on minimum safety requirements for tunnels.
Policy Position on Road Pricing - Download the document (894.6 KB)
Road infrastructure is the backbone of a successful European economy. The infrastructure requires regular maintenance to perform properly, a decline in public funding has led to a deterioration of the overall condition of the road network in many parts of Europe. As the EU considers new funding mechanisms, FIA Region I believes that the decision whether to introduce road pricing, and in which form, should remain the sole responsibility of Member States.
Policy Position on CO2 emissions - Download the Policy Position on CO2 emissions post 2020 (1.2 MB)
FIA Region I believes that there is a need for a staged approach to improving vehicles’ energy efficiency on the road and sets out short term, medium term and long term targets for the EU Institutions to reduce CO2 emissions in vehicles. Targets are useful tools to provide incentives for research and development with appropriate vehicle testing.
Policy Position on the Internalisation of External Costs
A sustainable approach to the internalisation of external costs in transport should consider the costs and benefits of all transport modes, on the basis of equitable criteria.
Economic instruments such as road charging have an uncertain impact on behaviour. They shift money, but do not create additional value. FIA Region I supports the intelligent use of a set of alternative policies to counter-balance the negative effects of road transport.
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Policy Position on Pedestrian Protection
While the current EU regulation on vehicle type approval has significantly improved the safety of pedestrians, casualties still remain excessively high: in 2013, 5,542 pedestrians and 2002 cyclists were killed on European roads. FIA Region I recommends that the EU improves pedestrian safety by adding safety test requirements to new areas of passenger cars and vans, especially to the vehicle's front bonnet.
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Policy Position on Vehicle Type Approval
FIA Region I supports the European Commission’s proposal on vehicle type approval, as consumers urgently need clarity about vehicle performance. More transparency and additional checks prior to and post-release will provide a more reliable process for the detection of non-compliance.
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