Collective Action for Greater Road Safety

DEKRA is committed to achieving greater road safety as a global market leader with around 27 million vehicle inspections per year and by contributing its expertise to various committees. That is why the global expert organization has decided to become a member of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) from October 1. The ETSC, based in Brussels, is an independent, non-profit organization that has been using scientific research and best practice as a basis to reduce and prevent accidents in the European transport sector since 1993. The ETSC advises the European Commission, the European Parliament and national governments in Europe in matters of transport safety as an independent expert.

  • DEKRA becomes a member of the European Transport Safety Council
  • ETSC devoted to reducing accidents in the transport sector
  • Every effort required in face of nearly 23,000 traffic fatalities in the EU

“True to the mission as stated in our Articles of Association, DEKRA has been committed to achieving greater road safety for 95 years. So I’m delighted that we will now be able to share our expertise with others as a member of the ETSC,” said Stefan Kölbl, Chairman of the Management Board of DEKRA e.V. and DEKRA SE. “As an innovative pioneer, we want to work collectively to safely usher in the new era of mobility with electric vehicles and automated and connected transport. Every collaborative effort is required here in the face of nearly 23,000 traffic fatalities throughout Europe in 2019.” Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of ETSC said: “We are delighted to welcome DEKRA as the newest member of ETSC. We look forward to working together, sharing expertise and helping push for higher standards of vehicle safety in Europe.”

The world’s largest non-listed expert organization is already working with various initiatives and projects that are in keeping with DEKRA’s Vision 2025 for greater safety on the road, at work and at home. One exemplary project is the annual DEKRA Road Safety Report, which has a high profile throughout Europe and makes a lasting and well-grounded contribution to the safety of all road users.

The ETSC in Brussels has over 50 members in total from various European countries, including the German Road Safety Council (DVR) whose Vice President is DEKRA Management Board member Clemens Klinke.