2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
Viviane Reding has spoken out in favor of installing the electronic stability program ESP in all new cars. The EU Commissioner also advocates safety training as part of the driving test.
Viviane Reding has called for the mandatory installation of the electronic stability program ESP in all new cars from 2011 onwards. During a visit to the ADAC driving safety center in Grevenbroich and a safety training session, the EU commissioner was impressed by the driving assistant.
Mandatory in USA from 2012
“Every driver should actually experience that for himself. So that he really knows what today's safety technology can do,”Reding told ADACMotorwelt. While the ABS anti-lock braking system and airbags are now standard, not all new vehicles are equipped with ESP. Currently, there is only a voluntary agreement in place in Europe. In the US, ESP will be mandatory from 2012.
By 2010, the number of fatal road accidents is to be reduced by 50 percent. A comprehensive strategy with a whole range of measures is necessary for this, said the EU Commissioner. So she advocates safety training as an integral part of the driving test in EU countries. In addition, it calls for an EU-wide introduction of the electronic emergency call system eCall by 2010. A legislative initiative in the coming year should, if necessary, accelerate implementation. (AG)
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