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Road transport


Road transport is the principal means of transport in the European Union for both passengers and goods. Today, the European Union has almost one vehicle for every two residents, and road freight traffic represents more than two thirds of the total tonnage. European Union action focuses essentially on controlling the multiple costs of road transport. Transport development must comply with safety requirements as well as environmental protection. In addition, a number of aspects of transport are the subject of European regulation, whether this is competition between transport operators, access to the profession, working conditions or the technical standards of vehicles.

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