WHAT IS eCALL ?
On 29th June 2006 Eurovignette Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This Directive establishes a common tolling system for trucks heavier than 3.5 tons, and pinpoints the obligation of penalizing with the highest tolls the most polluting vehicles. From now on, the directive states harmonized criteria to calculate the tolls, based on infrastructure construction and maintenance costs, to be apply to the Trans-European Road Network.
The European Road Safety Charter has launched its Summer 2010 Summer Contest.
The fith edition invites everybody to become a road safety onlooker and send examples of good and bad practices through stories, pictures or videos.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have passed a Directive on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network. Experts of toll concessionaires participated actively in its negotiation.
The European Commission published last November 19th 2008 a Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management, in order to ensure that infrastructure makes its contribution to improving road safety and reducing mortality and accidents on the Trans-European Road Network of the Union.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union approved in April 2004 the Directive on the widespread introduction and interoperability of electronic road toll systems within the European Community. The purpose of such Directive is to implement the regulatory frame and tools ensuring the deployment of a European ETC service.