Mobility Education Summit on 14 – 16 November 2022
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Last chance to register for the Mobility Education Summit 2022 taking place in November, hosted by Emirates Driving Company in partnership with the European Driving Schools Association and Abu Dhabi Police.
The Summit aims to accelerate the development of sophisticated and sustainable training techniques and promote a shift towards transportation education that is based on sustainable mobility technology and security.
This inaugural event will take place in Abu Dhabi from 14 to 16 November 2022 and will gather international driving schools, policy makers and mobility experts to take part in the action-packed line up of fascinating panel discussions, immersive workshops and enlightening seminars.
Key topics to be discussed include:
• Driver education and training.
• Mobility safety awareness.
• Future mobility.
Visit the website and register today to be part of this ground-breaking event.
EFA attends to ERSC Award
Excellence in Road Safety award winners announced!
A German collision hotspot map system and a Slovenian grassroots campaign to raise awareness of safety lanes on motorways were among the winners of this year’s Excellence in Road Safety Awards. The awards recognise the contributions of the European Road Safety Charter’s community of members towards the common goal of improved road safety across Europe. The four winning initiatives are examples of where organisations have delivered specific and measurable road safety actions to the benefit of their communities
EFA attends to ETSC Main Council
The ETSC Main Council was held on 18 October in Brussels. As always, the event was very interesting and saw the participation of the Head of Unit C2 of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport Unit C2 – Road Safety, Mrs. Claire Depre.
EFA presented the Basic Life Support project which met with considerable interest from the participants. EFA was describing the aim of his latest project: to introduce compulsory BLS courses at European level that can also be carried out in driving schools. The first step is to enable the driving schools instructors. Stay alive!
EFA attends to DriveTech Global Partner Conference in Amsterdam
With a mix of informative sessions and great collaboration across the two days (5th and 6th October), it was a really worthwhile event.
On Day 1 the participants were lucky enough to be joined by Ian Edwards – award-winning road safety researcher and practitioner. Ian delivered a thought-provoking presentation on applying the Safe Systems Approach to fleet driver safety. The session explored the theoretical underpinning of this approach linking it to a number of emerging road safety issues including an ageing workforce, vehicle technology, impulsive decision-making and the use of psychometrics.
The working day ended with the presentation of Manuel Picardi who provided an interesting overview of the international situation of driving training for obtaining a driving license and some proposals of the European Federation of Driving Schools (EFA) for the next Driving license directive. EFA supports lifelong training provided by experienced professionals and with great pleasure has tried to make its contribution to the success of the event.
A special guest, Dr María Seguí-Gómez – a physician and doctor in public health who trained at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and Harvard University (USA) presented the second day. Her research focuses on the prevention of injuries, mostly road traffic crashes. Maria delivered a stimulating presentation on addressing the road safety pandemic, one person at a time. Behind every statistic is a person – a mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, wife, husband, friend – every serious road injury or death, is one too many.
CIECA: Call for Papers
“What do novice drivers need to know today, what skills do they need to perfect and how do we test them?” The 55th CIECA General Assembly and Congress will take place on Wednesday 24 May and Thursday 25 May 2023 in Austria, at Wiener Börsensäle in the heart of Vienna.
Increasing forms of electric vehicles and micro mobility coupled with the growing penetration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) present new challenges for testing authorities who need to adapt to these fast-paced advancements. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 2 December 2022.
ETSC: US drivers admit to using semi-automated systems as if they were fully automated
Drivers who use partial automation on a regular basis often treat their vehicles as fully self-driving despite widespread warnings and numerous high-profile crash reports, a new study from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows. Regular users of Cadillac Super Cruise, Nissan ProPILOT Assist and Tesla Autopilot said they were more likely to perform non-driving-related activities like eating or texting while using their partial automation systems than while driving unassisted.
ITF – Safety System in action 2022
Road crashes kill over 1.3 million people worldwide each year and seriously injure millions more. The Safe System approach to road safety can drastically reduce road deaths – but how can it be put into action? Building on the deliberations of a joint ITF–World Bank Working Group, this report proposes a framework for designing, implementing and assessing projects with a Safe System focus. In addition, it draws on lessons from real-world case studies to offer guidance on implementing Safe System interventions.
Electric cars: 6 EU countries have less than 1 charger per 100km of road
Not only is there an insufficient number of electric charging points along the road networks in most EU countries, but the vast majority of these do not charge quickly enough, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). As a result of the upcoming changes in the driving licence directive, this situation could also have an impact in the driving schools sector.