|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2018) 286|
Legislative proposal - published by the European Commission in May 2019 - for a regulation on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users.
The proposal for a revision of the so-called General Safety Regulation was adopted by the European Commission on 17 May 2018, as part of its Third Mobility Package (also known as 'Europe on the Move' package). It aims to address the persistent high number of road accidents that in turn leads to a high number of fatalities and severe injuries, and provides measures to increase safety at vehicle level. The draft law includes provisions for all motor vehicles to be equipped with accurate tyre pressure monitoring systems and safety features; for all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to be equipped with advanced emergency braking systems, a lane keeping system, event (accident) data recorder, and an enlarged head impact protection zone; for all buses and trucks to be equipped with a lane departure warning system and an advanced emergency braking system, an advanced system capable of warning the driver if it detects pedestrians and cyclists close to the vehicle.
The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 29 November 2018. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted the decision to open trilogue negotiations on 21 February 2019 and the negotiating position was brought to the plenary session on 4 March. An informal agreement on a compromise text was reached by the co-legislators on 26 March. The Parliament's plenary session endorsed it on 17 April.
|Subject Categories||Mobility and Transport|
|Subject Tags||Road Transport|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|