Saving lives by boosting car safety in the EU – European Parliament

November 13, 2017

All new cars should be equipped with technologies that improve car safety and reduce deaths caused by road accidents. They’re the demands being made by MEPs in the European Parliament. Last night the European Parliament debated ways to make vehicles safer such as installing systems that are capable of detecting pedestrians, braking automatically or adapting the speed. Every year, more than 25,000 people are killed and hundreds of thousands injured on Europe’s roads. About 90% of these accidents are due to human error. MEPs say that many of these deaths and accidents could be avoided by using new technologies to assist drivers in dangerous situations. The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune, who is on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, explains.

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