• Name: Gerhard Kuntschik Country: Austria Capital: Vienna Population: 8,8 millions Auto Park: 328.000 new registrations (2019)
  • Name: Xavier Daffe Country: Belgium Capital: Bruxelles Population: 11,239,755 Auto Park: 5,9 millions
  • Name: Ilia Seliktar Country: Bulgaria Capital: Sofia Population: 7,364,570 Auto Park: 2.5 million, year import and registration of new cars - 35 000, second hand - 250 000.
  • Name: Ozren Adamović Country: Croatia Capital: Zagreb Population: 4,284,889 Auto Park: 1,968,370
  • Name: Petros Soutzis Country: Cyprus Capital: Nicosia Population: 1,141,166 Auto Park: 900,000
  • Name: Vladimir Rybecky Country: Czech Republic Capital: Prague Population: 10,538,275 Auto Park: 5 989 538 registered cars, 587 186 registered light commercial vehicles, 186 881 registered trucks (end of the year 2019). Registrations in Czech Republic in 2019: 249 915 new cars, 20 436 new LCVs, 9852 new trucks, 1220 buses. Car production in Czech Republic in 2019: cars + LCVs 1 427 563, trucks cca 1000 (not official), buses 5217.
  • Name: Mikkel Thomsager Country: Denmark Capital: Copenhagen Population: 5,700,000 Auto Park: 2,278,000
  • Name: Tommi Petteri Lempinen Country: Finland Capital: Helsinki Population: 5,300,000
  • Name: Olivier Pagès Country: France Capital: Paris Population: 66,616,416 Auto Park: 33,000,000
  • Name: Ioannis Stavropoulos Country: Greece Capital: Athens Population: 10,815,197 Auto Park: 5.200.000 cars, exclude taxi (is about 34.000) LCV and HCV
  • Name: Robert van Ginneken Country: Holland Capital: Amsterdam Population: 16,491,852 Auto Park: More than 8,9 million. Of which EV 108.000, PHEV plus Range Extender 96.000 (status 12-2019). Average age passenger car owner: 51 years. Average use passenger cars: 13.500 km/year
  • Name: Gábor Szécsényi Country: Hungary Capital: Budapesta Population: 9,877,365 Auto Park: 3,800,000
  • Name: Achim Stahn Country: Germany Capital: Berlin Population: 83,000,000 Auto Park: 47,700,000
  • Name: Dave Humphreys Country: Ireland Capital: Dublin Population: 6,378,000 Auto Park: 2,515,322
  • Name: Alessio Viola Country: Italy Capital: Rome Population: 60,795,612 Auto Park: 36,900,000
  • Name: Krumislav Barzov Country: Macedonia Capital: Skopje Population: 2,058,539 Auto Park: 400,000
  • Name: Anthony Alfred Darmanin Country: Malta Capital: Valletta Population: 425,000 Auto Park: 310,000
  • Name: David Andersen Country: Norway Capital: Oslo Population: 5,136,700 Auto Park: 4,632,000
  • Name: Szczepan Mroczek Country: Poland Capital: Warsaw Population: 38,437,239 Auto Park: 23,000,000
  • Name: Rui Pedro Reis Country: Portugal Capital: Lisbon Population: 10,427,301 Auto Park: 4,480,000
  • Name: Dan Vardie Country: Romania Capital: Bucharest Population: 19,237,691 Auto Park: 8,9 millions
  • Name: Petr Menshikh Country: Russia Capital: Moscow Population: 143,975,923
  • Name: Mladen Alvirović Country: Serbia Capital: Belgrad Population: 7,209,764 Auto Park: 2,200,000
  • Name: Rudolf Karpat Country: Slovakia Capital: Bratislava Population: 5,415,949 Auto Park: 2,725,538
  • Name: Matjaz Korošak Country: Slovenia Capital: Ljublijana Population: 2,061,085 Auto Park: 1,100,000
  • Name: Joan Dalmau Country: Spain Capital: Madrid Population: 46,464,053 Auto Park: 29.9 million vehicles
  • Name: Håkan Nilsson Country: Sweden Capital: Stockholm Population: 10,23 million Auto Park: 4,887,904
  • Name: Markus Rutishauser Country: Switzerland Capital: Bern Population: 8,306,200 Auto Park: 4,503,339
  • Name: Okan Altan Country: Turkey Capital: Ankara Population: 77,695,904 Auto Park: 23,156,975 (End of 2019)
  • Name: Richard Aucock Country: United Kingdom Capital: London Population: 64,511,000 Auto Park: 28,000,000
  • Name: Oleg Vasylevskyi Country: Ukraine Capital: Kiev Population: 42,031,000 Auto Park: 9,500,000

“Millions of lives to save on the roads” By Jean Todt25 / 05 / 2020

“At the end of every day, when the sun sets, the futures of five hundred children who were there to see it rise have been wiped out. This can’t be seen as business as usual. We are facing a road safety emergency”, said Mr. Jean Todt, FIA’s President and a proud Member of AUTOBEST Hall of Fame

Mr. Jean Todt, recently released his book “Millions of lives to save on the roads” in which he wants to draw attention on the millions of people who lose their lives every year in car accidents and makes the case for a road safety revolution. One that embraces a ‘safe system’ approach with the ambitious aim of eliminating fatalities altogether. We urgently need action from governments around the world. Todt calls for a global Road Safety Summit, modelled on the Earth Summits that have done so much to help us focus on the future of the planet. We know the scale of the problem and what needs to be done. It’s time to step up and deliver radical change. 

Each year, around 1.4 million people are killed in motor vehicle collisions and many more are injured. Yet this global tragedy is hidden in plain sight. Casualties are too often accepted as part of the normal order of things. The forgotten 1.4 million who die on the roads every year deserve a legacy in the form of a safer world. Many of their deaths were preventable: the solutions are within our grasp.

AUTOBEST Jury is supporting Mr. Todt’s efforts for better road safety, implementing projects to reduce significantly the number of casualties. As the largest –by the number of represented countries, 31-  independent motoring media Jury of Europe, AUTOBEST is considering specific media activities to make our roads a much safer place for the hundreds of millions of people on the roads daily. Even if 25.000 annual deaths toll on the European roads might look like a part of the „normal order of things”, AUTOBEST is considering a far to big figure for one of the most advanced roads network in the world and one of the top technologically car park.

Having started out as a world-class Rally co-driver from 1966 to 1981 and won many world champion titles in Rally, Cross-Country and Endurance as Peugeot-Sport Director, Jean Todt went on to meet with huge success in Formula 1, as head of the Ferrari team that dominated the sport at the turn of the millennium. He was elected President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile in 2009 and since 2015 has been the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety.

Here you can download the book in kindle format: https://www.amazon.com/Millions-lives-save-roads-Jean-ebook/dp/B084Z8Y7YR

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