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Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2016

23 June 2016

Road safety stakeholders from around Europe gathered on May 20th at the handsome Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels to honour the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Road Safety Awards.

Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, gave an impassioned opening speech where she acknowledged the "great progress" achieved in road safety throughout Europe in the past decade and a half but also emphasised the need to re-evaluate and refocus efforts in order to move forward. She pointed out the important role national and local actors play in the shared effort to reach the goal of reducing road fatalities, insuring that all road users are safe.

Now in its twelfth year, the European Road Safety Charter has more than 3000 members representing many sectors of society, including business and industry, associations, public and private entities, schools and research institutions to create and communicate best practices for road safety. This year's awards were given to five such actions with a special focus placed on youth, innovation and vulnerable road users. Two more outstanding features of this year's ceremony were the introduction of the School Challenge category for the best educational initiative, and the Jacques Barrot Award, a special distinction presented to one of the five Charter Award winners and selected by audience members.

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