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EU cars will get automatic emergency call device from 2018

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EU cars will get automatic emergency call device from 2018

New cars and light vans will have to be fitted with devices that will automatically alert rescue services when a vehicle crashes from 2018.

It follows a decision by MEPs in Strasbourg; the goal is to improve road safety across the EU.

Officials reckon it will reduce the number of road deaths by 10 per cent a year.

Nearly 26,000 people died in EU road accidents in 20