The Association of Driving Schools of the Czech Republic has elected a new BOARD for 2021-2026
On January 28, 2021, the General Meeting of the Association of Driving Schools of the Czech Republic was held via an online video conference. The Association of Driving Schools is the largest association representing driving schools in the Czech Republic and to date has over 170 active members who carry out more than 40,000 driving licenses a year. Aleš Horčička was elected Chairman.
Theory test in EU. Are foreign languages allowed?
Test theory in the EU. Are foreign languages allowed? A short EFA survey describes how and in which countries the theory exam can be taken in different languages. A glance also for those with reading difficulties.
New MoU for EFA
EFA and the Traffic Psychology Unit of University Sacro Cuore di Milano (UCSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for developing new strategies on road safety. Experts from UCSC will take part in EU projects as EFA partners. EFA meets UCSC Director Dr. Federica Biassoni.
ACEM Position Paper
The Motorcycle Industry in Europe (ACEM) presented 2 position papers on Directive 2006/126 CE and on the Micromobility: The case of the Personal Light Electric Vehicle. In both case the issue of training for the drivers of these vehicles is addressed.
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SAFE-UP project interview
EFA is partnering with the EU Horizon 2020 project, SAFE-UP, which is proactively defining and analysing safety-critical scenarios in future mixed automated traffic environments by integrating traffic accident data with simulations to assess future conflicts between automated vehicles, conventional vehicles and vulnerable road users. Dr. Marilee Nugent describes the contribution that driving schools can offer.
UK News on Motorcycles
British government is proposing two relatively small changes to the law around the issue of driving licences, and on the riding test for medium sized (‘A2’) motorcycles.
MEP Question on CPC
Facing a professional drivers’ crisis, especially a lack of young drivers, Romanian MEP Marian-Jean Marinescu (PPE) posed a question to EU Commission regarding the harmonisation of the minimum driving age at 18 for initial qualification and periodic training of drivers in all Member States.
Intermodal Transport in the Age of COVID-19: Practices, Initiatives and Responses
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has placed our increasingly interconnected world in an unprecedented situation. This publication provides a comprehensive overview of the efforts made by the UNECE Sustainable Transport Division through the various Working Parties it administers in the field of inland transport to support member States in their responses to this crisis.