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Road safety: Iceland and Norway given final warning for failure to implement directive on road infrastructure safety management



Today, the EFTA Surveillance Authority delivered reasoned opinions to Iceland and Norway concerning their failure to implement the Road Infrastructure Safety Management Directive[1]. The deadline for the EFTA States to implement this directive expired on 19 December 2010. Formal infringement proceedings were opened by sending letters of formal notice on 13 April 2010.

The directive introduces intra-european requirements to how the most important roads shall be planned, designed, inspected and evaluated in order to promote road safety. 

The reasoned opinion constitutes a final warning to Iceland and Norway. The two states have been given two months to take the necessary measures to comply with the reasoned opinion. If action is not taken to implement the directive, the Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA Court.


For further information, please contact:


Mr Lennart Garnes
Internal Markets Affairs Directorate
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 64


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