The European Commission has approved a plan to halve the number of road deaths in Europe in the next ten years.

The European Road Safety Policy Orientations 2011-2020 proposes to improve vehicles, infrastructure and road users’ behaviour through strategic objectives.

The objectives include improving safety measures for trucks and cars, building safer roads, developing intelligent vehicles, strengthening licensing and training, improving enforcement and a focus on motorcyclists.

European Commission transport vice president Siim Kallas said that around 100 people die every day on Europe’s roads.

“We are looking at what kind of cars motorists drive, where they drive and how they drive and we want to cut road deaths in half by 2020,” Kallas said.