THE TRANSPORT committee of the European Parliament has approved proposals by the European Commission to reduce pedestrian death and injury on the roads at speeds up to 40 kph but wants the legislation extended to deal with "pre-crash, in-crash and post-crash safety of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users." The committee also wants an "independent feasibility assessment" covering impact tests and suggests extending the directive to vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes.

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