Every year, thousands of people either lose their lives or are seriously injured in accidents on European roads.
Between 2010 and 2019, the number of deaths as a result of road accidents has decreased by 23%. Having said so, figures show that while eight EU Member States have recorded their lowest fatality rate in 2019, the decrease in fatality rates has slowed down elsewhere.
Back in April 2019, Members of the European Parliament adopted new regulations to make 30 advanced safety features mandatory for light vehicles. These features include intelligent speed assistance, driver distraction warning and emergency braking system.
It is estimated that such compulsory safety technologies could help save more than 25,000 lives and avoid at least 140,000 serious injuries by 2038, given that human error is involved in approximately 95% of all road traffic accidents.
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