Stay informed with the latest developments in road safety across Europe and beyond through our news page. The news page provides coverage on key topics including policy changes, technological advancements, safety campaigns, and more. 


Finland is the recipient of the 2024 European Transport Safety Council prize for outstanding progress in road safety.  The country reduced road deaths by a substantial 29% over the decade to 2023, while the average decline in the EU was just 16%.The accolade, known as the Road Safety…
Car broken down in background and triangle hazard site out on road to warn other users.
On 12 March 2024, ECA published its special report titled ‘Reaching EU road safety objectives – Time to move up a gear’, which provides an in-depth examination of the current state of play and trends in road safety in the EU.
In 2022, some 10,000 people died on the rural roads of Europe – more than half of all road deaths. Rural roads can be dangerous, compared to other road types. They often lack central and side barriers and allow for large speed and weight differentials between the vehicles that use them, from…
The European Commission has released the new Road Safety Country Profiles of the European Road Safety Observatory. These profiles offer a detailed assessment of road safety across the 27 EU Member States and three EFTA countries from 2012 to 2021.
The Young Novice Drivers Thematic Report, recently released by the European Commission, focuses on the safety of drivers aged 16-24. It outlines the process through which these novice drivers obtain their licenses and examines their attitudes towards road safety risks.