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European Road Safety Day

20 September 2008

The European Union has set itself the target to halve the number of fatalities on our roads – from 54 000 to 27 000 – between 2001 and 2010. In order to raise awareness, to give visibility to best local practices and to offer an opportunity to work together for safer roads in Europe the Commission has established a European Road Safety Day.

The first European Road Safety Day on 27 April 2007 focused on the impact of alcohol and drugs on driving, and training and education. The second European Road Safety Day will be celebrated on 13 October 2008 and will address the subject of "Road Safety in our Cities".