News & Campaigns

News & Campaigns

DEKRA's commitment to greater safety in road traffic.

Our founding fathers documented the aim of improving road safety in our statutes in 1925. In the early days, we focused on improving the safety of commercial vehicles. Before long, we were also providing passenger vehicle inspections, expert appraisals, vehicle testing, technical examinations and training.Through its various activities, DEKRA is committed to road safety. The regular vehicle inspections that we perform make an important and recognized contribution to enhancing road safety, as do the numerous accident research projects and crash tests that DEKRA conducts. Our accident analysts are regularly called upon to investigate the causes of road accidents at the scene. Furthermore, DEKRA experts are highly valued by national and international committees as competent partners in dialog. Not to forget the numerous publicity campaigns that DEKRA regularly initiates.

Car after crash Feb 2017

Quicker Rescue of Passengers Trapped in Vehicles

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DEKRA, the Institut für Verkehrsunfallforschung (Institute of traffic accident research) at Georg-August University Göttingen and Weber Rescue Systems prepare joint study.

Damaged car after accident Feb 2017

Saving lives

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The European Commission has published a list of 19 specific measures to improve vehicle safety.

Road sign hazardous materials Jan 2017

ADR: Transporting Hazardous Materials Safely

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The changed regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road come into effect on July 1, 2017.

Car armature with test instruments Dec 2016

Experiencing Testing Technology

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DEKRA and carhs hold practical conference on autonomous emergency braking systems

Car hits a Tree Dec 2016

No Chance of Survival

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In Neumünster, DEKRA used a crash test to demonstrate the devastating consequences of a car colliding with a tree.

Women in car with safety belt Nov 2016

Car-Accidents

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One in five fatalities not wearing a safety belt according to a study by the German Road Safety Council (DVR)

Dr.-Ing. Christian Wiehen Nov 2016

European Commercial Vehicle Safety Award

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Excellent engineering services: Dr. Christian Wiehen is honored by DVR, EVU and DEKRA for his lifetime achievement.

Road Safety Report 2016 in Madrid Nov 2016

Road Safety Report 2016 in Madrid

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DEKRA presented their 2016 Road Safety Report at a conference in the Spanish capital for the first time.

Dekra SafetyCheck - car with opened bonnet Oct 2016

DEKRA SafetyCheck

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Young drivers must be made aware of the importance of technical vehicle safety and the risks of road traffic.

DEKRA Executive Board member Clemens Klinke Oct 2016

Regulations for Driver Assistant Systems

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In an interview with the German Press Agency, DEKRA Executive Board member Clemens Klinke spoke out in favor of legal specifications and a switch-off ban for certain assistant systems.

Presentation of the DEKRA Vision Zero Award Oct 2016

DEKRA Vision Zero Award Granted for the First Time

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As part of the presentation of the DEKRA Road Safety Report 2016 in Brussels, Kerpen was recognized for the fact that there have been no road deaths there for six years in succession.

SafetyCube Sep 2016

EU Project “SafetyCube”

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Together with 16 other partners, DEKRA is developing a tool with which decision makers can plan road safety measures better.

Young driver is using his smartphone while driving. Aug 2016

Keeping teens safe behind the wheel

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In the future, road safety among teens needs to be increased significantly. The first DEKRA Road Safety Report published for the US aims to make its own contribution here.

On the highway, a car crashs against a vehicle, warning of roadworks. Jun 2016

Fear is along for the ride

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Many drivers in Germany often do not feel safe on highway roadworks sites. These are the conclusions of a survey conducted by the expert organization DEKRA.

group picture of Jack Short, Benjamin Welle, Bernhard Ensink, Jorge Kogan and Clemens Klinke Jun 2016

International Transport Forum ITF in Leipzig

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With over 70 countries represented and more than 1000 participants, including 38 ministers and vice ministers, the summit provided a global forum to discuss green and inclusive transport, the theme of this year´s meeting.

Panel discussion on the Shanghai-Stuttgart-Symposium 2016 Apr 2016

DEKRA road safety report at Shanghai-Stuttgart-Symposium

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Stan Zurkiewicz, DEKRA CRO East Asia presented DEKRA Road Safety Report 2016 at the Shanghai-Stuttgart-Symposium on Automotive and Engine Technology.

Clemens Klinke, Member of the Board of Management DEKRA SE, Head of Business Unit Automotive Apr 2016

Tackling Challenges with Even More Focus

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Editorial European Road Safety Report 2016 of Clemens Klinke, Member of the Board of Management DEKRA SE, Head of Business Unit Automotive.

inner-city traffic situation with pedestrian, cyclist and car. Apr 2016

Summary Road Safety Report 2016

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Although the risk of suffering fatal or serious injuries in passenger transportation has decreased significantly over the past few decades, we must not rest on our laurels when it comes to the efforts to improve road safety even further.

Boy and girl wearing the DEKRA safety cap.

DEKRA safety caps

According to the motto "a head for safety" DEKRA is distributing signal-red safety caps for first graders to schools every year. With this campaign, which has distributed over 2 million caps so far, DEKRA is systematically implementing another initiative for greater road safety.

Keyvisual DEKRA SafetyCheck 2016.

DEKRA SafetyCheck

The annual occurring free safety check is for young drivers in Germany up to the age of 24. The main objective is to reduce the risk of accidents.

Interactive Vision Zero Map

DEKRA Vision Zero

The "Vision Zero" is the purpose of road safety experts around the globe. An overview of the cities with no deaths caused by road accidents provides the DEKRA online tool, which was developed by the DEKRA accident reserach experts.