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Experts workshop

ref-vufo-logoInquiry of the accident cause “technical defect” in Europe. Development of a proceeding guideline. This workshop is organized by the Traffic Accident Research Unit at Technical University of Dresden (VUFO) and commissioned by the Federal Highway Research Institute of Germany (BASt). (more…)

Symposium on the Future Networked Car

web_WHITEGENEVA - SWITZERLAND. On 3rd March 2016, ITU and UNECE have convened the Symposium on The Future Networked Car, within the 86th Geneva International Motor Show. Intelligent transport systems and automated driving are fast moving towards widespread commercialization and market acceptance. (more…)

Road Safety Workshop: Best Practices and Key Partnerships for Road Safety

geneva22FEBGENEVA – SWITZERLAND (22nd – 23rd February 2016). Every year 1.25 million lives are lost worldwide as a result of road crashes and 20 to 50 million more are injured. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims at halving road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020. In 2015, the UN Secretary General appointed his Special Envoy for Road Safety, Mr. Jean Todt, in effort to raise attention on need for greater road safety. To contribute to this objective, and on the occasion of the 78th session of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety has hosted on the 22nd of February at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, a Road Safety Workshop. (more…)

A new visual identity

2-logo-tagline-underWhat we are and where we're going. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (18th February 2016). We are proud to present our Annual report 2015 and to announce the launch of a new logo, to reveal our newly designed website, as part of the ongoing evolution of CITA. The Annual report 2015  is a compendium of our activities for the year 2015 and it can be downloaded quickly and easily, or read online. (more…)

The Global Road Safety Facility – GRSF partnership meeting

washingtonWASHINGTON – USA (13th January, 2016) Last Wednesday, CITA has attended the Global Road Safety Facility – GRSF partnership meeting, at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington. GRSF partnership meeting is organized by the World Bank and plays an important role in the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. In fact, the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) is a plan dedicated to the vital issue of road safety, and the activities, measures, and findings that can improve road safety the world over, with emphasis on accelerating and reinforcing the capacity of low and middle-income countries to implement affordable road safety programs. The strategic plan for 2013-2020 reaffirms the GRSF's mission and sets out how it will contribute to the decade of action, leveraging the global expertise of the World Bank, and working in close collaboration with donors and partners. (more…)

A new publication by EA, European Accreditation, on PTI

European_AccreditationThe EA, European Accreditation, has recently published a Guidance on the Application of ISO/IEC 17020 in Periodic Inspection of the Roadworthiness of Motor Vehicles and their Trailers. The document can be found here This document is applicable to inspection bodies performing periodic inspection of the roadworthiness of motor vehicles and their trailers as required by EU legislation. It can also be useful for other types of vehicle inspection, such as registration / first inspection and inspection after vehicle modifications.

Reducing serious road traffic injuries – a big challenge ahead

DG Move1Reducing serious road traffic injuries The European Commission has increased efforts to cut the numbers of serious road traffic injuries as part of its ‘vision zero’ goal. In the past, much Commission work in this area targeted fatalities. Data collection and the creation of a common EU database on road deaths has been a powerful tool facilitating comparison of trends, development of initiatives and more targeted actions. (more…)

2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety

citaPost2BRASILIA, BRAZIL (18th -19th November, 2015) The Second Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety, hosted by the Government of Brazil and supported by the the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations was a milestone for road safety: for only the second time in history, government ministers and their partners in key decision-making roles from nearly every country of the world will convene to address road safety. (more…)