After long trilogue negotiations, the European Parliament, European Commission and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive (RISM), aiming to improve road infrastructure safety management, to reduce both the number of accidents and their severity in Europe. This proposal has a concrete impact on the life of all European citizens as it targets road safety. ALDE actively contributed to set realistic targets, reduce administrative burdens for Member States and achieve a balanced proposal focusing on relevant provisions, such as the expansion of the road network and future-proof roads.
The EU is working to improve road safety. Representatives of the Romanian presidency of the Council today reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a proposal to strengthen road infrastructure management to reduce road fatalities and serious injuries.
With new advances in technology, the EPP Group believes cars and trucks must be equipped with high-tech safety features to prevent accidents.
Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance, advanced emergency-braking system and emergency stop signal will have to be installed in new vehicles.