- EU Commissioner Siim KallasVice-president and commissioner responsible for transport
EU Commissioner Siim Kallas: Improve Public Safety of Transport Services in Europe and Worldwide
It seems that the majority of train drivers, taxi drivers and bus drivers are driving their vehicles like mad people and without realizing their responsibility on the lives of those with them. Because of these daily accidents, something has to be done and the European Authorities and that of other Foreign nations do need to shake up their traffic laws and find a solution that would promote safety.
Some drivers have been found drunk, others took drugs or probably other took medicines that made them sleepy. This is happening world-wide as we all have seen buses drive excessively. They do this to keep on time, otherwise if they arrive late they would be in trouble. So something has to be done....
Because of these and many other incidents on our roads in Europe and in other countries where we Europeans have to travel in other countries, we are all liable to this sort of danger and that of loss of life or that of our family members or that of our relatives.
We do know that some companies work on a very tight schedule of time so their drivers have to drive fast, others drive fast so that they could be liable as to make more other trips (like taxi drivers, buses etc). We that are signing this petition do expect the European Union to lead in re-designing all of our road safety laws or regulations and that full precaution and protection has to be taken so as to avoid any future incidents.
That companies be obliged by the EU as to make further safety courses to their drivers regularly and if found in breach they have to be discharged or released from performing further duties and replaced by others. If such routes are too long, then the company must be obliged as to engage other vehicles to make such trips, otherwise their clients would be at risk due to such tightness of trips or voyages.
Good to remember that on the 28 Jul 2013 at least 37 people died and 11 were injured when a coach careered off a viaduct in southern Italy. The coach was believed to be carrying 49 people when it crashed into several cars before ploughing through guard rails...... [http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/29/italy-bus-crash-killed-avellino]
Then we had three other persons later identified as international students Molly Hude (American), Angela Bugeja (Maltese), and Ioanna Thomopoulou (Greek), had just finished a course and were heading to the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize when they suffered the unfortunate incident. The driver and two of the students died on the spot while the third student died on the way to the Western Regional Hospital. The driver also died in this accident, who was driving a white Toyota Corolla driven by 60 year old Eliseo Chan, collided head on into a west line bus which was heading to San Ignacio Town. Some witness alleged that the driver's speed was excessive
Then on Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 at about 10:20am, San Ignacio Police received information of a Fatal Traffic Accident near Busman Arnold Bridge, located on mile 60 George Price Highway in the Cayo District. [http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/87630]
Then in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (CNN) -- The 79 passengers who perished in last week's (22nd July) train crash in Spain will be memorialized together Monday night at a cathedral not far from where they were killed.[http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/29/world/europe/spain-train-crash/index.html]
At least 35 people have been injured, five of them seriously, in a collision between two trains in western Switzerland yesterday (29thJuly) evening.... By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News..........A man was killed and 35 people were injured in a head-on train collision in Switzerland on Monday night, police told Swiss media. Five of the 35 hurt were seriously injured when two Swiss Federal Railways trains collided at Granges-près-Marnand in the Vaud region, police spokesman Pierre-Olivier Gaudard told Swiss Radio and Television (SRF).[http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/29/19757804-one-dead-35-injured-in-swiss-train-collision]
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- Vice-president and commissioner responsible for transport
EU Commissioner Siim Kallas
Improve Public Safety of Transport Services in Europe and Worldwide
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