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1 Jörg Beckmann, ETSC Executive Director ETSC and the SEC Belt Project Best in Europe 2004

2 Jörg Beckmann ETSC 2004 – Structure of Presentation More than 10 years of ETSC – who we are today: A growing Organisation,… …carrying out a number of road safety projects, programmes and campaigns… …and are seen as the independent & impartial transport safety lobbyist in Brussels.

3 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann 1 ETSC – 28 Members 28 organisations from across Europe under one unique umbrella promoting science-based transport safety measures at EU level More then 150 Experts contributing to ETSCs Reviews, Policy Papers, Newsletters, Positions, Lectures, Press Releases, Year Books, etc. 7 Secretariat staff members do their utmost to insert the knowledge of ETSC members and experts into EU transport safety policy-making The European Commission, member organisations, member states and corporate sponsors are funding our work

4 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann Priority-based safety work Objective: Identify, evaluate & promote effective road safety measures in the SEC Belt countries The SEC Belt Improving road safety in Southern, Eastern & Central Europe

5 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann SEC Belt Milestones in 2004 organised and held three seminars in Madrid, Warsaw and Brno drafted three Policy Papers promoting measures for protecting vulnerable road users organised working party meetings in Brussels and Vienna on the evaluation of national road safety policies and statistics published the SEC Belt Monitor and ETSC Fact Sheets held the 6th European Transport Safety Lecture …

6 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann Findings of the 6th ETSL Opening the Belt: Barriers for effective road safety work in the SEC Belt economicbarriers legal barriers political barriers

7 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann Coming out of the SEC Belt... VOICE Campaign ETSCs Enforcement Programme The SEC Belt Project...one Project...one Programme...one Campaign ?

8 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann Traffic Law Enforcement A good Recommendation by the European Commission, because: 14,000 lives and 680,000 injuries could be saved every year Rapid success rate: 20,9% drop in road deaths from 2002 to 2003 (France) In combination with sustained efforts and media coverage enforcement will result in long-lasting effect (Number of DUI caught in Finland has dropped from 0.33% to 0.14% over past 10 yrs) Public acceptance (70% of European divers are strongly in favour)

9 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann ETSCs Enforcement Programme 1.To raise awareness in member states for a swift implementation of the Enforcement Recommendation. 2.To promote innovative enforcement solutions amongst manufacturers that help maximising casualty reduction and minimising injury risks. 3.To generate and disseminate new knowledge on progress made in different countries. 4.To share experiences on Best Practice in police enforcement. 5.To collect evidence to support, if necessary, the adoption of more binding EU legislation, i.e. a Directive, as stated in the Recommendation. The one-stop shop on traffic law enforcement

10 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann A new ETSC Campaign in VOICE Vulnerable road users Organisations In Co-operation across Europe Transport safety experts Public health organisations Transport policy campaigners Accident victims Cyclists and pedestrians Older people Children / youths The disabled A new Network of organisations representing:

11 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann The VOICE tools The VOICE Network To raise the profile of vulnerable road users and their needs among EU Policy makers The VOICE Fact Sheets To identify a range of measures to improve the protection of vulnerable road users in 12 MS The VOICE Sites To provide a concrete basis for local action to improve the situation in the specific locations. The VOICE Personality To place in the public domain the needs of vulnerable road users and how they are being disserved by decision makers

12 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann EU-Lobbying: Driving Licenses A further harmonisation of the EU's Driving Licence could contribute to the EU target of halving road deaths by 2010 through: 1.Fighting against fraudulent access to driving licences 2.Sharing of information between licencing authorities 3.Cross Border enforcement.

13 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann EU-Lobbying: Safer Car Fronts Two files currently under review: 1.A ban on rigid bull-bars where, along with BEUC and ANEC, we have aided the drafting of the report and amendments in the EP 2.The feasibility study into phase II of the safer car fronts Directive where we have lobbied the Commission to implement the reports proposals

14 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann ETSCs Safety Monitor Bi-monthly newsletter to monitor safety policy developments in the EU

15 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann ETSC Year Book 2005 Call for Papers ETSC Yearbook 2005: Safety and Sustainability Submissions: by December 31, 2004; words Date of Publication: Summer 2005 Editorial Board: Prof. M. Mackay, Prof. R. Allsop, Dr. J. Beckmann For further Information

16 Best in Europe 2004 Jörg Beckmann Best in Europe 2004 ETSCs annual Conference promoting Best Practice on transport safety in Europe


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