Successive EU Parliaments, including the outgoing one, have historically been strong road safety advocates. So it is predictable that current candidates also make road safety a priority
for the 2014-2019 mandate.
ETSC (European Transport Safety Council) has identified speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, infrastructure safety and the safety of vulnerable road users as priority areas for action during the mandate of the next European Parliament.
The target for 2020 is to reduce a 50% in road deaths withing the European Union, but reaching the EU 2020 road safety target will depend in part also on the activities of those who must support and fuel the stepping up of efforts to improve road safety, both at the national and EU level.