Digital Transport Days Declaration

A range of public and private partners from all transport sectors met in Tallinn to discuss the digitalisation of transport from 8-10/11/2017 and concluded:

The European Union is stepping up efforts to improve military mobility

As part of the drive to better protect citizens and improve the Union's security environment, the European Commission and the High Representative are proposing a number of actions to improving military mobility within the European Union.

Energy Union: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles

The Commission proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.

Energy Union: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles

The Commission proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.

European Day without a Road Death

In 2017, for the second year in a row, project EDWARD – the European Day without a Road Death will take place on 21 September during the European Mobility Week.

The objective of this initiative, launched by the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) and supported by the European Commission, is that no one should die on the roads of Europe on 21 September. In the days leading up to EDWARD, we want all road users to think – even for just a few minutes – about the risks they face, the risks they may pose to others and how they can go about reducing those risks. We believe that EDWARD can make a significant contribution towards further reducing road deaths and serious road traffic injuries.
Whether you represent a national government, a private organisation, a public agency, a charity, a school, college or university, or whether you simply care as an individual, please join us and organise Road Safety Days across Europe and register them on roadsafetydays.eu. Furthermore, you can make a commitment by signing a pledge on projectedward.eu, sending a video message and being part of the social media campaign (#ProjectEDWARD).
The first Project EDWARD was a great success! More than 103,000 organisations and individuals signed a road safety pledge on the TISPOL website and more than 80 road safety actions were organised across Europe, including information and awareness-raising activities in schools and companies, workshops, conferences and competitions. In addition, the #ProjectEDWARD and #seatbeltselfie social media campaign reached more than 19 million people. According to TISPOL’s statistics, there were 43 road deaths across 31 countries on 21 September 2016. This compares with 70 fatalities on the same day in 2015. 19 countries recorded zero fatalities. While 7 other countries recorded a reduction in fatalities, compared with the same day in 2015, and 3 countries recorded an increase in fatalities.
We encourage you to join project EDWARD this year on 21 September, and more largely during the European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September.

Ludwig Büchel Honorary President of UICR.

Unfortunately we give the sad news of the death of Ludwig Büchel Honorary President of UICR.
The burial ceremony will be on July 8 at 10:00 in the Ruggell-Principality of Liechtenstein parish church.
We express our deepest condolences to his family and feel condolences to the Chauffeur-Principato del Liechtenstein association (CVFL)
The UICR Council

Europe on the Move: Commission takes action for clean, competitive and connected mobility

The European Commission is today taking action for a fundamental modernisation of European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to stay competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY UICR

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Road Safety: Encouraging results in 2016 call for continued efforts to save lives on EU roads

The 2016 road safety statistics released today by the Commission show a drop of 2% in the number of fatalities recorded across the EU last year. 25,500 people lost their lives on EU roads in 2016, 600 fewer than in 2015 and 6,000 fewer than in 2010. A further 135,000 people were seriously injured on the road according to Commission's estimates.

Road Safety newsletter 25:”On the Road for Safety Research”

Road Safety newsletter 25:”On the Road for Safety Research”

European Court of Justice: Drivers are no longer allowed to spend their rest time in their vehicle

 

The European law makers have announced that it will be no longer permitted for professional drivers to spend their rest time in their vehicle.

This conclusion was presented by the Attorney General Evgeni Tanchev of the European Court of justice (EuGH) in Luxembourg.

Behind this decision is the Belgian transportation company Vaditrans BVBA’s legal action suit against the Belgian government. Vaditrans goal was to force the retraction of a decree made in April 2014 that in the event of a violation of the alleged prohibition, a fine of 1,800 EUR would follow. The Belgian State Council called on the EuGH for clarity in the context of a preliminary ruling. A final decision from the Court of Justice has not been communicated yet, but the EuGH generally closely follows the opinion of the Attorney General. At this time, the Court of Justice has not yet dealt with the question of whether in Article 8 section 6 and 8 of regulation Nr. 561/2006 established regular weekly rest periods for drivers can be spent in their vehicles.

 

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Road safety: Commission proposes to modernise the training of professional drivers

Today the European Commission presents a proposal to update and clarify the rules on the initial qualification and periodic training of truck and bus drivers. The objective of this proposal is to contribute to higher road safety standards and to facilitate the mobility of professional drivers.

Summary report on the results of the public consultation on the revision of Directive 2004/52/EC and Decision 2009/750/EC on the European Electronic Toll Service

Summary report on the results of the public consultation on the revision of Directive 2004/52/EC and Decision 2009/750/EC on the European Electronic Toll Service

UICR A TRANSPOTEC VERONA -ITALY

Good morning everyone
We inform you that UICR will be presents with its stand at Transportec in Verona Italy .
Transpotec is an important event for the transport’s world.
This is a great opportunity for us to propose to all people our activities.
“Noi Camionisti” (our Italian member) organizes this event.

UICR in Latvia

UICR supports the construction of a multimodal and secure parking hub in Latvia. UICR has signed today a letter of support for the construction of a secure parking are in Latvia, along the key route E67 of the Baltic region, known as “Via Baltica”. We perceive this project as highly valuable for the prevention of safety-related incidents. Safe and secure parking and rest areas are highly important for drivers to benefit from their rest periods in a safe environment with modern facilities which clearly improves their working and living conditions and makes the profession more attractive. We fully support the idea to ensure ITS-based navigation of trucks, ensure safety for drivers and cargo and provide a better service quality to truck drivers at rest areas. In addition, we would like to highlight that this project has an inherent potential to become a valuable example for other parking areas in Latvia, its neighbouring states and the entire European Union. We perceive it as a pioneering initiative for the EU-wide setup of a comprehensive network of safe and secure truck parking areas along the North Sea-Baltic TEN-T Core Network.

Group of Experts on On-Board Weighing Equipment – Call for Applications

The Commission is looking for experts to be members of the Group of Experts on On-Board Weight Equipment mentioned in Directive (EU) 2015/719 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015, amending Council Directive 96/53/EC on weights and dimensions.

Deadline for submission of applications is 17 February 2017

Group of Experts on On-Board Weighing Equipment – Call for Applications

The Commission is looking for experts to be members of the Group of Experts on On-Board Weight Equipment mentioned in Directive (EU) 2015/719 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2015, amending Council Directive 96/53/EC on weights and dimensions.

Deadline for submission of applications is 17 February 2017