European Commission proposes updated requirements for driving licences and better cross-border enforcement of road traffic rules.
The European Commission presented proposals to modernise driving licence rules, including the introduction of a digital driving licence valid throughout the EU, and new provisions to facilitate the enforcement of traffic rules across borders.
The new rules will improve safety for all road users, and will help the EU achieve its Vision Zero – having no deaths on EU roads by 2050.They will prepare drivers better for zero-emission vehicles and for driving on city roads, alongside more bicycles and two-wheelers, and with many pedestrians around. They will also allow young drivers to gain experience through an accompanied driving scheme – from the age of 17, young people will be able to learn to drive and obtain a licence. Those who pass at 17 will be able to drive alone from their 18th birthday, and to work as a professional driver as soon as a specific job allows. This will help address the current driver shortage.
Mobiliance event: “Le partage de la route”.
On the 29th March in Paris, Mrs Florence Guillaume, Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety, parliamentarians, experts and professionals in road safety, participated in a lunch-debate to discuss the fundamental issue for fellow citizens: sharing the road.
According to the European Federation of Driving Schools, 90% of people who attend a driving school are not necessarily aware of new forms of road sharing while the recent evolution of multimodality considerably complicates our urban spaces.
Professionals in new forms of mobility, education and road safety and maintenance of the vehicle fleet gathered within Mobilians are thus committed to maintaining all forms of mobility in safety.
Mobilians proposes a paradigm shift based on the Safe system approach which notably allows the learning of “safe behaviors”.
Excellent results and interesting ideas came from the meeting.
Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2023.
The ERSC is excited to announce our 2023 Excellence in Road Safety Awards are now open for applications.
ERSC’s annual awards celebrates the road safety achievements of his members and help build greater momentum towards the Vision Zero goal – reducing road deaths to almost zero by 2050. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 19 October 2023 in Brussels, Belgium and online.
FitDrive Meeting in BXL 29th and 30th.
On the 29th and 30th March the FitDrive partners are meeting in Brussels for the project review meeting. The members of the FitDrive consortium are proud to be showing their research and goals. FitDrive is organizing with EFA the event in the European Parliament on May 3rd. During a dedicated session the first results of the project will be presented.
More info will come soon.
MEP’s question on non-EU CPC drivers.
Question from MEP Ignazio Corrao (Verts/ALE) for written answer to the EU Commission. Subject: Directive 2018/645 on the driver qualification card and conversion of the qualification for non-EU nationals.
POLIS: Call for Speakers!
The Annual POLIS Conference provides a unique opportunity for your organization to connect with up to 900 committed transport innovation professionals who work in local and regional governments and related public and private sector organizations and companies. This year’s POLIS Annual Conference will take place in Leuven (Belgium), on 29-30 November.
Algorithmic Decision-Making in AVs: Understanding Ethical and Technical Concerns for Smart Cities.
Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are increasingly embraced around the world to advance smart mobility and more broadly, smart, and sustainable cities. Algorithms form the basis of decision-making in AVs, allowing them to perform driving tasks autonomously, efficiently, and more safely than human drivers and offering various economic, social, and environmental benefits. However, algorithmic decision-making in AVs can also introduce new issues that create new safety risks and perpetuate discrimination.
UChatGPT and Road Safety: Exploring Solutions and Unlocking New Possibilities.
“The youth coalition for road safety” is an association of passionate young people from across the world taking action on safer mobility and championing meaningful youth participation in road safety and beyond. The article of Sana’a Khasawneh deals with the issue of ChatGPT and road safety.