In a move to try and make vehicles safer, the European Commission have released a list of 19 safety technologies that may have to be introduced to new vehicles in an update to the EU vehicle safety rules in a bid to reduce road traffic accidents and save lives.

Many vehicles already have many of these safety features included, however, this review may make these added extras mandatory to all new vehicles. These include such things as automated emergency braking (AEB), intelligent speed assistance (ISA), compulsory seatbelt reminders for all seats in a vehicle and lane departure warning systems on trucks and buses.

The benefit of these ‘life-saving’ technologies could have a huge impact on the number of road traffic accidents that occur across the EU every year. All of the changes will be put under a full review to check the costs and benefits of including these on new vehicles.

The main aim of this report is to help prevent road accidents and decrease the number of road victims.

At Freeclaim Solicitors we are specialist road traffic accident compensation solicitors. We have seen a decrease in the number of people who are claiming compensation after tragically being injured in a road traffic accident and welcome any further measures that can be introduced to reduce these figures further and stop families’ lives being altered forever.

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, speak to one of our expert solicitors today by calling 0800 612 7340, or filling in our online enquiry form and someone will call you back.