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Parliament to debate road safety

15.06.2015 From our online archive
The Luxembourg parliament on Tuesday is set to debate road safety as part of a government strategy to reduce the number of road accident victims by half until 2020.

(CS/ml) The Luxembourg parliament on Tuesday is set to debate road safety as part of a government strategy to reduce the number of road accident victims by half until 2020.

Presented in December last year, “Vision Zéro” is a 28-step plan to help improve road safety in Luxembourg. Among the measures already introduced are harsher penalties for traffic offenders, as well as speed cameras, which are set to be installed at accident hot spots throughout the country this year.

On Tuesday afternoon, MPs will debate the strategy, which forms part of an EU-wide effort on the issue.

The debate will come after a weekend that saw 18 road users injured in a number of accidents, as well as several incidents of speeding and drunk driving reported by police.

As part of a nation-wide police campaign this week checking whether drivers have valid vehicle papers, officers will also be distributing flyers to remind motorists of the new penalties for driving offences.