Will tomorrow’s trucks be safer?

Trucks are involved in 4,000 fatalities every year. A large reason for this is the design of most of today’s trucks; flat faced with too many blind spots for drivers.

The Commission has presented two proposals this year that could truly improve this for streets to become safer. If done right, this legal reform could help save many lives.

Join us on September 25th for a discussion about Direct Vision Requirements in the General Safety Regulation and improved truck design in the Weights & Dimensions Directive. Both laws are currently being revised in Brussels.


  • 09:30 - 09:45 Opening Statement: Per Fabricius Andersen, Deputy Permanent Representative of Denmark
  • 09:45 - 10:00 Overview of Legislative Proposals: Mehdi Hocine, Deputy Head of Unit - DG GROW, European Commission
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Panel on Direct Vision Requirements in the General Safety Regulation:

- Mehdi Hocine, Deputy Head of Unit, DG GROW - European Commission
- Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner, City of London
- Klaus Bondam, Director, Danish Cyclists Federation
- Tanja Ballhorn, Project Manager, The City of Copenhagen
- Jorge Soria Galvarro, Senior Technical Advisor, Scania

  • 10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00 - 11:45 Panel on Elongated Cabins in the Weights & Dimensions Directive:

- James Nix, Director of Freight Policy, Transport & Environment
- Lisa Pontoppidan Chahil, Head of Unit, Danish Transport Ministry
- Søren Hyldstrup Larsen, CEO, Nordic Logistics Association

  • 11:45 - 12:00 Closing Speech - Christel Schaldemose, MEP, European Parliament
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch



Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:30 to 13:00


Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union
73 Rue d'Arlon
1040 Brussels