European Parliament news, cross-border enforcement of traffic rules

Road Safety: Cross-border enforcement of traffic rules will be possible in all EU Member States.

On Wednesday, 11 February 2015 the European Parliament voted on the Commission's updated rules to tackle traffic offences committed abroad. These rules allow Member States to exchange information in order to identify EU drivers who commit traffic offences abroad, including the four "big killers" that cause 75% of road fatalities: speeding, running traffic lights, failure to use seatbelts and drunk driving. These rules will apply to all Member States. There won't be any opt outs. Commissioner Bulc said: "Today's vote marks an important step towards a more effective enforcement of traffic rules across the EU, preventing European citizens from becoming victims of reckless drivers who do not respect traffic rules. Cross-border enforcement of traffic rules could save up to 400 lives a year, which is why a uniform enforcement across the EU is vital."

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TEN-T: EU to support the deployment of common Intelligent Transport Systems

The EU's TEN-T Programme will back with almost €2 million an initiative of 12 EU Member States to build a European consensus on common Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The project follows-up the on-going European ITS Platform and will continue its activities towards ITS harmonisation across the continent.
European road operators and authorities have teamed up with the European Commission in the EasyWay initiative  to foster European harmonisation and interoperability of ITS through a range of projects on common standards and procedures.
The EIP+ project will monitor The EasyWay deployment guidelines, evaluate the impact of ITS projects on a European scale, as well as disseminate best practice among Member States.
The project will also provide a helpdesk and user support facility to further advance the EasyWay initiative. It is expected to foster international cooperation on ITS, in particular among the ITS works projects funded by the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013.

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International Symposium on Road Safety Behaviour Measurements and Indicators

The event will feature presentations by international experts on behaviour monitoring, exchange of experiences in implementing behaviour measurements and discussions about methodologies used to build representative indicators.

The event will be held in Brussels on Thursday April 23rd, 2015.

For the symposium, the Belgian Road Safety Institute is launching a call for speakers.
The proposals should be submitted for the 20th of February 2015 at the latest on the following website: conference.brsi.be.

Contact: François Riguelle
Belgian Road Safety Institute
Chaussée de Haecht, 1405, 1130 Brussels
francois.riguelle@ibsr.be - Tel.: +32 2 244 15 81 

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Young Researchers Seminar 2015

The next Young Researchers Seminar, YRS15, an event jointly supported by ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI, is organised next year by “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy, Centro di ricerca per il Trasporto e la Logistica (CTL) on June 17-19, 2015.  
The objectives of the Seminar are:
- To enable the networking of young transport researchers belonging to the Supporting Organizations Members, ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and from TRB.
- To provide training to the young researchers, by tutorial means through a retroactive manner, to elaborate, prepare papers and present oral scientific communications.
Therefore, this conference is not only aimed at scientific excellence, but also at presentation skills and the ability to put science into practice.
The indicative research domains are:
- Transport economics, policy and transport behaviour
- Transport sustainability and environment
- Transport safety
- Intelligent transport systems - ITS & Traffic
- Transport civil and road engineering
For more information, see the link below.

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