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Road safety is a shared responsibility of roads, vehicles and users, according to a key message delivered at Asecap’s Annual Safety Conference, in Brussels. The event provided an opportunity for road stakeholders to discuss the main safety priorities of the new mobility package to be presented by the European Commission (EC) next May.
Additionally, the conference found that modern toll roads are the safest roads in Europe. The European Parliament and the EC blessed the memorandum of understanding signed by ASECAP and C-Roads Platform for strengthening the actions towards coordinating further safe, intelligent transport systems in EU regions. The debate focused on actions toward drivers, infrastructure and vehicles on raising public awareness towards vision zero and on obtaining proper funds from European Union institutions.
Transport minister Violeta Bulc referred to the Valetta Declaration’s pledge to promote a stronger public/private cooperation towards setting up a holistic safety system for all stakeholders in an interview with Asecap’s secretary general Kallistratos Dionelis. Meanwhile, MEPs Georges Bach and Miltiadis Kyrkos delivered safety orientated priorities of the European Parliament as well as support for Asecap’s Life Saving Chain Initiative.