Roadworthiness Certificate (RWC) and the Proof of Test (POT) models of European countries
A properly maintained and fully functioning vehicle meeting all safety requirements is less likely to be involved in a road accident.
Revision of Directive on cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences
Blind-spot mirrors give drivers a better view of what's alongside the vehicle. With conventional mirrors, drivers can't always see people, bikes and cars that are right next to them, especially when turning a corner.
Properly securing loads prevents injuries to people, damage to vehicles and property, and congestion due to lost cargo.
Daytime running lights (DRLs) come on automatically whenever a vehicle's engine is started. They substantially increase the visibility of cars and other vehicles.
Vehicle-based intelligent safety systems are often referred to collectively as “eSafety” systems. They are electronic devices in vehicles designed to help a driver avoid danger, for example by activating the brakes if the car is too close to an object or by emitting warning signals if it strays...
Motorbikes and mopeds are on the increase. Particularly in cities, they offer a solution to growing traffic congestion, parking problems and the high cost of private car ownership.
Poor-quality tyres with reduced tread depth may cause your car to skid in wet weather or when braking. New, quality tyres hold your car on the road, save fuel and reduce noise and emissions.
Seat belts are the easiest and cheapest way to avoid injury in a crash. They do not require any special technology and are fitted in all cars. Since 2006, wearing seatbelts is compulsory in all vehicles throughout the EU.