EU Conference of Transport Ministers Discussed Innovations to Promote Traffic Safety


2006 11 20


On 3-4 November, Mr. Algirdas Butkevičius, Minister of Transport and Communications, attended the EU Conference of Transport Ministers in Verona.

The theme of the fourth Verona Conference was “Innovative Approaches to Road Safety”. According to the conference organisers, innovations are understood in the broad sense: required new ideas, policy, partnership, systems and technologies. Italy prepared a document together with Finland, which is currently holding the EU presidency, which was submitted for deliberation at the conference of Ministers. Discussions held at the Conference covered children mobility and understanding of road safety, bicycle safety, planning of road traffic safety, policy and innovations, including technologies in the field of traffic safety.