Recommendation 1597 (2003)1

 

Fifty years of the ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport): transport policies for greater Europe

 


1. The Parliamentary Assembly, referring to its Resolution 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 Europe’s 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.


1. Assembly debate on 1April 2003 (10th Sitting) (see Doc. 9737, report of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Development, rapporteur: Mr Anacoreta Correia).

Text adopted by the Assembly on 1 April 2003 (10th Sitting).