Ireland-South MEP says technology can help to save lives

An Ireland-South MEP says technology can help to save lives on our roads.

The European Parliament has approved new rules that will make it obligatory for all new vehicles to be fitted with a wide range of advanced safety systems within three years.

Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune, who is on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, says the new life-saving technologies include intelligent speed assistance, alcohol breathalysers, driver drowsiness and attention warnings.

Vehicles will also be required to have emergency stop signals and black boxes, which will record what went on in a vehicle directly before a crash.