In 2009, the UKRO became a signatory to the European Road Safety Charter (ERSC), thereby displaying a commitment to raising rescue standards whilst seeking to improve road safety in the areas of user behaviour, infrastructure and vehicle design.
The European Road Safety Charter, led by the European Commission, is the largest civil society on road safety. To date, more than 2,300 public and private entities have committed to the Charter and carried out road safety actions and initiatives targeted at their members, employees and the rest of civil society.
These actions have strengthened the road safety culture across Europe, improved common knowledge about the causes of accidents and helped to create preventative measures and solutions.
The Charter’s diverse community of members is made up of companies, associations, local authorities, research institutions, universities and schools.
Specifically, the Charter aims to;
Encourage and support European associations, schools, and universities, companies of all types and sizes, and local authorities to take actions for road safety in Europe.
Acknowledge contributions by civil society to road safety.
Facilitate civil society members in acquiring and sharing knowledge on road safety issues in the European Union.
Facilitate true dialogue for the transfer of road safety experiences and practices at all levels of governance in the European Union.
The mission of the European Road Safety Charter is to now further encourage, foster and broaden this community, with an ultimate vision of reducing the number of road casualties by 2020.
For further information please visit the European Road Safety Charter website at http://www.erscharter.eu/en of contact Louise Marritt at lmarritt@UKRO.org