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European Parliament backs quiet, energy-efficient tyres

The European Parliament's internal market committee has voted to support proposed legislation that would make tyres quieter and more energy efficient. The decision effectively overturns a vote last month by the parliament's industry committee that could have severely weakened the proposed standards.

Reducing traffic noise will save lives – so why don’t we do it?

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Editorial by Nina Renshaw

There's something strange about the subject of road traffic noise. While progress on other issues that concern the environmental movement such as exhaust emissions, road user charging, cleaner technology has been painfully slow at times, at least there has been some progress. Yet road noise seems like a blind spot in the mirror of those driving Europe’s transport policy.