• 28-APR-2015

  • SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

Euro MPs say "yes" to a life saving device in all cars

Strasbourg, 28th of April. Today, S&D Euro MP, Olga Sehnalova, led a cross-party majority on a proposal to equip all new cars with an emergency system, to save hundreds of lives on the European roads.


As of 31 March 2018, all new cars and light commercial vehicles will be equipped with an eCall emergency device that will automatically dial the 112 emergency number in the event of an accident, sending details of the accident to emergency services and dramatically decreasing response times.         


This video package includes:


- natural soundbites (English) with EP rapporteur Olga Sehnalova

- Extracts of the plenary vote

- Video animation on the e-call emergency device (ebs)

- stock shots on road accidents