in times of hardship due to a raging pandemic ROADPOL is still at the front of the struggle for Road Safety.
In this edition... Find out more on the 2021 ROADPOL Safety Days campaign which we successfully launched this month. Claiming Formula 1 double world champion Mika Hakkinen for an ambassador of the campaign clearly indicates the support for the ROADPOL Safety Days is growing.
So do our expectations for stronger reach and results of the upcoming campaign in our strive for 0 deaths on the roads of Europe for at least one single day.
Stay alive and save lives!
Heinz Albert Stumpen
ROADPOL General Secretary
Double Formula 1 world champion Mika Häkkinen is to be an ambassador for the 2021 ROADPOL Safety Days campaign.
The news broke out at the campaign’s announcement event, carried out in Mainz, Germany. The Finnish driver called on state and private institutions, NGOs and universities as well as members of the public to join the campaign targeting 0 deaths on the road for one single day.Read more
Must Record Location, Date and Time
ROADPOL holds firm on its demand that future automobile Event Data Recorders (EDR) should record location, time and date of events.
The stance was reiterated in a letter by ROADPOL’s President Volker Orben to European Commission’s Directorates-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). The move was provoked by the forthcoming delegated act destined to implement the EU’s new General Safety Regulation (GSR) for motor vehicles.Read more
Curfews Bring Fatalities To Historic Drop
A 20% drop in the number of road fatalities on an annual base was registered in France in February, National Interministerial Road Safety Observatory data show.
175 people died on the roads in February 2021 in mainland France whereas this figure was 220 in February 2020 - 45 killed less or a 20% drop, which is historic, data show.Read more