European Comission

Newsletter Issue 3, July 2014


European Road Safety Charter

  AFE-INNOVNET Towards and age-friendly Europe  
  European Road Safety Charter  


Good practice gets underway

Great news - the good practice section on the ERSCharter website is now up and running.

By applying to be a good practice candidate, you will be eligible to win the ERSCharter award - a prestigious accolade to be handed out by the European Commissioner for Transport.

So what exactly are we looking for? Well, the simplest way to define a good practice is - a series of actions (activities, strategies, methodologies, approaches, techniques) that have been proven to successfully address a road safety problem.

If you have undertaken any projects that fall into this description, then we want to hear from you - ‘Submit your applications’ now and you could be taking home the ERSCharter award.

  That’s the success story of the new ERSCharter in our first 7 months of life  

Highlighted news

Put yourself in the spotlight

How would you like to gain extra exposure for your road safety activities and be featured as a ‘Highlighted Member’ on the ERSCharter homepage? To be in with a chance of this extra publicity, simply access your profile, upload details of your latest road safety activities and the members with the most inspiring updates will be showcased on our homepage.


Featured news

Latest Expert’s Blogpost
Latest Expert’s Blogpost

Follow, comment and exchange ideas with our road safety specialists through our Experts’ blog.
This month it’s the turn of psychologist and traffic safety researcher Dr. J.P. Assailly, who explores ‘Young people, alcohol use and drink driving’. "Boys tend to drink more (and more often) than girls, and also drink and drive on a more frequent basis. It is important to recognise how certain cultural differences can impact on these gender trends” Read more

Latest Expert’s Blogpost
Happy Birthday to Us

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the ERSCharter. To help us celebrate a decade of road safety, we want to hear how YOU have made a difference over the past 10 years.
Get in touch and share your road safety highlights via our testimonials section and we’ll publish the best stories on our website.


Resources at your fingertips


Did you know that you can now gain access to webinar recordings, download presentations and discuss road safety issues with our panel of experts via the Resources & Knowledge section of our website? Visit now and start enjoying a world of road safety material.


Let’s get social

Most popular on Twitter
Most popular on Twitter

Most popular tweet from the past
few months:

- 1.2 million people will die this year from road crashes; 3200 each day. #Roadsafety is no accident! Via @UNRSC

Apply to become Good Practice
Focus on Youth

With road traffic accidents representing one of the leading causes of death among young people in Europe, we’re encouraging all our members to focus on developing creative and effective strategies to better engage Europe’s youth. To help get you started, we’ve created some specific recommendations to help with the planning and implementation your youth commitment projects. Read more.


And the winner is ...


Congratulations to the Transport Research Centre of the Czech Republic on becoming the proud recipient of the "Excellence in Road Safety Award". The accolade was handed out at a recent ceremony in Athens celebrating ‘safe and smart infrastructure’. Elsewhere, full details of the ERSCharter Awards will be announced shortly. This award recognizes outstanding commitments made to safe & smart roads.


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