EU Commission calls on 7 MEMBER STATES and the UNITED KINGDOM to implement rules on information services for safe and secure parking places

The Commission has decided today to send letters of formal notice to Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovenia and the United Kingdom for failing to communicate information on safe and secure parking.

More specifically, these Member States failed to make digitally available, through National Access Points, information related to parking places (e.g. location of parking areas and available facilities and amenities) as well as to parking places providing dynamic information (e.g. availability of parking spaces or priority zones).

This is required by Regulation (EU) Nº 885/2013 which was adopted under the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive.

Truck drivers in Europe are often confronted with insufficient parking facilities and information on such facilities, and therefore often park in non-secured zones or unsafe locations.

The concerned countries now have four months to reply to the letter of formal notice; otherwise, the Commission may consider adopting a reasoned opinion.

Arianna Podesta –

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