years of the ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport): transport
policies for greater Europe
1. The Parliamentary Assembly, referring to
1321 (2003) on fifty years of the ECMT (European Conference of Ministers
of Transport): transport policies for greater Europe, sees a strong need and
a vast potential across Europe for improving road safety through preventive
measures, and that there is much to be done in this area, including the
harmonisation of signposting and controls and sanctions, in particular for
speeding, drink-driving and drug abuse.
2. Bearing in mind the Council of Europes
considerable work in the field of education and the continued attention paid
by the ECMT to road safety as manifested in the 1994 Joint ECMT-Council
of Europe Conference on Road Safety Education for Young Children and
Teenagers and recalling the objective of the ECMT and the European Union
to reduce the number of road victims by half by 2010, the Assembly
recommends that the Committee of Ministers consider organising a joint
ECMT-Council of Europe conference on road safety involving other relevant
international bodies and non-governmental organisations.
Assembly debate on 1April 2003 (10th Sitting) (see Doc. 9737,
report of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Development, rapporteur: Mr
Text adopted by the Assembly on
1 April 2003 (10th Sitting).