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    Parliament backs ambitious yet pragmatic approach to vehicle safety

    21 February 2019

    FIA Region I welcomes the report on vehicle safety adopted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) on 21 February.

    As advocated by FIA Region I, the report sets an ambitious approach to road safety, introducing important improvements for both active and passive in-vehicle safety to the benefit of all road users.

    The report backs a series of proven safety technologies as standard for all vehicles, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems and Lane Keeping Assistance Systems.

    When it comes to Intelligent Speed Assistance, the Committee wisely agreed on a flexible approach, giving drivers the possibility to switch off the system. This flexibility is necessary as ISA systems still rely on external conditions to work properly.

    Laurianne Krid, Director General at FIA Region I commented:  “The IMCO Committee has taken an ambitious approach to make sure vehicles of the future contribute to further improving road safety in Europe. These new technologies, provided that users are well aware of their capabilities, should help us to save lives on Europe’s roads.”

    The European Parliament and the Council are now expected to start trilogue negotiations shortly.

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    About FIA Region I

    The FIA Region I office, based in Brussels, is a consumer body comprising 105 Mobility Clubs that represent over 35 million members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The FIA represents the interest of these members as motorists, public transport users, pedestrians and tourists. The FIA’s primary goal is to secure a mobility that is safe, affordable, sustainable and efficient. With these aims in mind, FIA Region I’s work focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. www.fiaregion1.com


    Valentina Ferrara
    Communications Manager
    FIA Region I
    +32 2 282 0813