EFA training in Qatar
Periodic training of driving instructors in Qatar was successfully completed. At the end of November the EFA trainers, in collaboration with CEPA and GDC, completed the two weeks of periodic training for the driving instructors of the two largest driving schools in Qatar. Several exercises proposed: theory, practice and hazard perception exercises. The EFA trainers Dr. Paolo Perego and Jiri Novotny, in collaboration with the CEPA trainer Mohammed Sajid, expressed great satisfaction with the training carried out.
Traffic psychologist and master trainer Dr. Paolo Perego said: “We worked for more than a month looking for the best content to be delivered in Qatar’s driving schools. The level of driving instructors was quite high. The participants therefore appreciated the current techniques of European driving instructors and they had the opportunity to update themselves on the latest driving training models in Europe”.
EFA training in Abu Dhabi
The first week of December the last Eco-driving course organized by EFA in collaboration with CEPA and GDC, at the Emirate Driving Company (EDC) of Abu Dhabi, ended successfully.
During the one-week course, trainers gave theory and practice lessons, with a particular focus on training electric vehicle instructors.
One of the EFA trainers, Raul Viladrich, expressed his satisfaction: “I am very happy to have had this opportunity. It was a great opportunity and a wonderful experience. We have tailored a specific course for EDC’s needs and we are happy that the top management were pleased with our performance. By 2022 we hope to be able to complete other courses at this level for our other partners interested in updating their technical level in training. Especially as regards Eco-driving training “.
EFA is proud to announce the new members of its network of road safety experts. The General Assembly voted in favor of the inclusion of the British company He-Man Dual Controls (https://www.he-mandualcontrols.co.uk/) in EFA.
He-Man Dual Controls CEO Andy Appleby says: “We are excited to be joining the EFA and looking forward to working more closely with driving schools, driving instructors and safety organizations across Europe. We firmly believe that collaboration and interaction is key to a great relationship and we are confident that the EFA has similar goals that will enable us to support each other “.
CIECA Webinar on January 2022
On 20 January 2022 there will be a new CIECA’s Webinar entitled “Improving the quality of theory testing automation on driver training and testing”.
Angela Verschoor, Senior Research Scientist at Cito, the Dutch National Institute for Educational Measurement will be the Presenter.
Below a brief description of the webinar: “The purpose of the theory test is to classify the candidates in two groups: those having sufficient knowledge on the theoretical aspects of traffic, such as the regulations, and those who fail to have this knowledge. On first sight, this classification seems to be quite straight forward, yet two things threaten this process: first, some candidates may have illegal access to the test questions, and second, misclassifications occur due to insufficient test quality as expressed in the test reliability. In this presentation, the concept of reliability is explained as well as how to develop tests with high reliability”. The deadline for registrations is 18 January 2022 (https://www.cieca.eu/calendar/1117). EFA members wishing to attend the webinar should contact the EFA Board before the 18 January.
ITF Report COVID19
The ITF Road Safety Annual Report 2021 examines the development of road safety in the year 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. It assesses how the pandemic has affected mobility patterns and impacted the number of road fatalities.
ACEA Fach Sheet – CARS
Over 70% of our journeys are made by car – be it private car, taxi or carsharing. Indeed, passenger cars are the number one source of mobility for Europeans, taking us some 12,000 kilometres on average per year.
UN Road Safety Fund
What moments do you live for in your daily life? We all have precious moments that we cherish. Unfortunately, every 24 seconds at least one person has those moments taken away because of a road traffic injury. In 93% of the cases, that person lives in a low- or middle-income country.
The 1st Premiere of #moments2live4 video toke place on 10 December, comprising a conversation between UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety Mr. Jean Todt and youth.