LET’S LEARN TO SURVIVE
The two-day course for motorcycle driving instructors of the Czech Republic “LET’S LEARN TO SURVIVE” ended on 26 and 27 May. Great turnout and a lot of interest from the participants.
The Czech Republic is experiencing a moment of great change and thanks to the foresight of the Ministry of Transport, important innovations are being introduced. During the works, the specific hazard perception platform for motorcyclists was presented.
The Board of the national association of driving schools AAČR (Asociace autoškol), composed of the President Ing. Aleš Horčička, the Vice President Ondřej Horázný and Jiří Novotný, presented the recent innovations in the field of training on two wheels. The Czech Minister of Transport, Martin Kupka, took part in the event and confirmed the need to use quality teaching tools offered by driving schools.
EFA was attended by the vice President Stefan Ebner (who presented the Austrian model for obtaining the L17 licence) and the General Secretary Manuel Picardi, who participated in the safe driving exercises for driving instructors on the track.
Workshop 3 on DLD
In mid-May the 3rd DG Move workshop took place on the possible changes to the Driving Licence Directive. The title of the workshop was “Consequences of road traffic offenses”.
The topics covered were Mutual recognition of driving disqualifications (current national rules, legal analysis for establishing mutual recognition and expected impact). Subsequently it has been talked about Demerit or Penalty points systems (current national rules, expected impact, rehabilitation, driving licence fraud). In the afternoon it has been discussed on physical and mental fitness (standards to be met by applicants and holders of licenses, possible update of standards, rules or guidelines on ways to conduct the assessment. Finally, a periodic assessment system was also hypothesized such as the normal rule for non-professional drivers and normal rule for professional drivers (specific rule linked to restrictions or specific rule linked to age).
ERSC: Excellence in Road Safety Awards – 2022
Apply now to win one of our prestigious annual Excellence in Road Safety Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Monday 17 October 2022 in Brussels, Belgium and online.
We are looking for submissions on projects and initiatives that are striving to make our European roads safer.
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The 2022 ETSC Road Safety Performance Index Conference
Wednesday 15 June 2022 – 10.00-12.30 CEST
At this year’s PIN conference we’ll be assessing how improving urban road safety can help countries reach the 2030 target to cut road deaths and serious injuries by 50%.
We’ll also be presenting the 2022 PIN Award to a country that has made outstanding progress on improving road safety.
Registration is now open.
Protecting EU transport in times of crisis: Commission adopts Contingency Plan for Transport
Today, the European Commission adopted a Contingency Plan for Transport to strengthen the resilience of EU transport in times of crisis. The plan draws lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as taking into account the challenges the EU transport sector has been facing since the beginning of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine. Both crises have severely affected the transport of goods and people, but the resilience of this sector and the improved coordination between member states were key to the EU’s response to these challenges.
Rising Crash Deaths Are No Accident
In a new book, Jessie Singer connects the surge in fatalities from car crashes and inadvertent shootings to government inaction and social inequality in US.
Read the Jessie Singer’s article on The Atlantic: “To Protect Pedestrians, Stop Yelling at Drivers. Vehicle operators will never be perfect, so the government should demand safer cars”.
EU Road Safety Exchange – Final Event
Although European roads are the safest in the world and road safety has improved in recent decades, the number of deaths and serious injuries on our roads is still far too high.
Three years ago, twelve EU Member States joined forces to share smart ideas for improving road safety, as part of an EU-funded project, EU Road Safety Exchange.
Transport experts from Austria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden worked together to share best practice on reducing speed, building safe infrastructure, improving enforcement and data collection, as well as the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in urban areas.
The final event of the project gathered all participating Member States, supported by the European Commission and the European Parliament.
Participants in the project attended the live event in Brussels which was also live streamed.
Electric trucks: new data maps out priority locations for charging points
New analysis conducted by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI on behalf of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) will help governments and infrastructure operators prioritise where to start installing charging points for electric trucks.