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European Road Safety Day for Young Drivers

20 April 2007

Friday 27 April 2007, the first European road safety day for young drivers will establish the commitment of young Europeans to prevention.

Road accidents involving young people are responsible for the highest numbers of deaths and serious injuries.  The European Commission has therefore decided, through its Energy and Transport Directorate-General, to offer all youth associations the opportunity to exchange their ideas and share their experiences on road safety.

Thus, for the first time, on Friday 27 April 2007, young Europeans will take the floor together in Brussels to give greater visibility to their commitment against danger on the roads in Europe.

This day will therefore mark a turning point for European Union roads.  By signing the European Road Safety Charter, youth associations will illustrate their desire to contribute to reducing the number of fatal accidents affecting young Europeans.  They will commit, above all, to undertake specific targeted actions among young drivers, evaluate the results of such actions, and enrich their experience together with all of the organisations involved in the collective movement of the European Road Safety Charter.  See Call for commitments for European Youth Associations. (more details)

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