PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

KEITH NUTHALL
DISCUSSIONS are to be held between the European Commission and ACEA, the European car producers' association, on striking a voluntary agreement on guidelines for car front designs, that will minimise pedestrian casualties in accidents.

A statement from the Commission, following a meeting with manufacturers, said that there were benefits in a voluntary deal over a regulation, in that "a negotiated agreement can be considerably faster to implement and thus more lives could be saved faster. And a negotiated agreement can be more flexible in ...


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