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Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
INT/863-EESC-2018-02860-00-00-AC-TRA

The majority of road accidents are down to human error alone, so a comprehensive approach to road safety is needed. It should cover driver behaviour, the working conditions and skills of professional drivers, and infrastructure.

EESC opinion: Vehicle safety / protection of vulnerable road users

Adopted on 21/09/2011
Reference: 
SOC/403-EESC-2011-1382
Plenary session: 
474 -
Sep 21, 2011 Sep 22, 2011

The Commission communication represents a fundamental policy instrument for people with disabilities. The EESC welcomes the European Disability Strategy, as an active policy instrument to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The EESC believes that the UN Convention sets a clear framework that allows people with disabilities to contribute to the realisation of their potential, and calls for the EU to take the next and equally important steps of ratifying the Optional Protocol and of ensuring that existing and future secondary legislation respect the Convention.

EESC opinion: European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

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