Enrique Lorca has been elected as new CNAE President
In the elections held in Madrid, Enrique Lorca won against José Miguel Báez, who has been the head of the National Driving School Confederation for the past 30 years. Enrique Lorca Sánchez is the current president of the Regional Driving School Association of Murcia (ARAMUR), and of the European Driving School Federation (EFA). The result of the vote was as follows: 156 votes for Enrique Lorca, 130 for José Miguel Báez and five blank votes. A huge thank you to Jose Baez for his enormous commitment in the Spanish confederation and the energy expressed in the European federation as well. Best wishes to the new President who will certainly continue the good work that has been done by the previous CNAE presidency in the past 30 years.
Mastering the Effects of Automation on Road User Behaviour and Performance
January 22th– Brussels
The workshop, organised by the European Commission – Directorate General Mobility & Transport (DG Move), has been organized within a study (Reference MOVE C2 2018-55) aiming to provide strategic and practical advice to the European Commission on the policy actions required to address disruptive digital developments, in particular the transition to automated driving and its effects on road users’ behaviour and performance.
The workshop offered a prime opportunity to learn and discuss drafted findings and recommendations. During this event, participants has been able to engage with the drafted conclusions of the study, including Human Machine Interface, driver training, licensing, and traffic rules’ topics.
Manuel Picardi, Secretary General of EFA pointed out that the current driving licence system must be updated. There are still many points to deal with and institutions must give driving schools the opportunity to work. There are still countries where driving tests with ADAS cannot be done; the minimum vehicle requirements for the examinations of the category B driving licence are unknown. If it will be introduced the evaluation on the right use of ADAS, the time available to take the driving tests is not enough. The time has come for training not only to achieve driving licences, but to teach you to drive more responsibly. We need “thinking drivers”. Quality training must be certified in driving schools, both in theory and in practice. EFA is working on this new training model.
UNASCA Event in Brussels: A New Training Concept
The Italian Association of UNASCA driving schools organized an event at the EFA headquarters in Brussels on January 23rd .
Two Italian Members of the European Parliament participated: Marco Campomenosi and Alessandra Basso. It was an opportunity to present a certified training model that passes through European driving schools. The New President of UNASCA, Antonio Datri, spoke of the need to organize a new model of driving training at European level. The time has come to work on driving training at European level. Italian driving schools are ready to renew themselves and we would like EFA to play a leading role in this challenge.
MEP Marco Campomenosi’s intervention was highly appreciated and he recognized the value of professional training. There is a need to renew training also to meet the needs of technology.
Newsletter of TRAN Committee meeting of January 2020
In this edition: Discharge 2018 Commission + agencies votes, E-freight confirmation vote, Mobility Package confirmation votes, Aviation agreement EU Morocco vote, Bilateral agreements of Germany and Italy with Switzerland authorising cabotage, …..
Next Event: 5TH International Traffic Safety Forum& Exhibition at Dammam (SA)
EFA has been invited to explain the EU driving training scenario at the 5th International Traffic Safety Forum& Exhibition in Saudi Arabia. EFA embraces new opportunities.
Please visit internationaltrafficsafety.com
Next Event: 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety 2020
EFA will attend at the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stoccolm.
Sweden is to host the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety on 19–20 February 2020. The theme of the conference is Achieving Global Goals 2030. The event is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), and minister-led delegations from more than 80 countries are expected to attend. Representatives from the world of industry and research, international institutions and organizations will also participate.
The Conference will be an opportunity for delegates to share successes and lessons from implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020: chart future strategic directions for global road safety up to 2030 and beyond: and define ways to accelerate action on proven strategies to save lives. The Conference will also provide an opportunity to link road safety to other sustainability challenges. Please visit www.roadsafetysweden.com
(WP.1) Working Party on Road Traffic Safety (81st session)
March 9th – 13th
EFA’s request to speak at the event organized on March 9 in Geneva by UNECE was accepted.
EFA will expose to ministerial delegates from around 100 countries the need to update training in the face of technology challenges (use of ADAS). The message that will be delivered is that training must continue to go through driving schools. This is the only system that can be applied to reduce road accident victims globally.
Austrian Examiners Day & Driving Teachers Day 2020, Invitation
We kindly invite you to the Austrian Examiners Day & Driving Teachers Day 2020 (further training). Examiners from national government authorities and driving teachers from driving schools undergo together their periodic training. They attend together lectures (theory in classes) and use together cars for practical training rides (on training parcours and roads).
More than 600 participants annually refresh their knowledge and practical skills concerning road safety, electromobility, bivalent drive technology, psychology and vehicle engineering. Practical trainings are carried out with cars, trucks, tractors, trailers, motorbikes and busses. The event is the biggest of its kind in Austria and Europe concerning driving licences. It is innovative and unique in Europe that examiners and driving teachers attend together an educational event. The program is the same on all three days.
TEN-T Days. Call For Participation 13th-14th-15th May 2020 in Šibenik, Croatia
The event will bring together Ministers, Members of the European Parliament, European Coordinators, representatives of the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and other financial institutions, as well as TEN-T, CEF and Horizon2020 stakeholders to discuss the TEN-T revision and the progress on the implementation of the trans-European transport network. It aims at presenting the state of the art of TEN-T, as well as the achievements of the Connecting Europe Facility programme and the latest developments.
We are happy to invite you to take part in the TEN-T Days exhibition that will take place in the conference venue as well as in an outdoor space. This exhibition will focus on those projects supported by the various EU programmes focused on Transport. Participation in the exhibition will be free of charge to stakeholders, within the space limits of the conference venue.
If you are interested in participating in the indoors and/or outdoors exhibition, please fill out this brief application form by Sunday, 16 February 2020: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/2020TENTDays
INEA will select exhibitors on a first come first served basis. Your registration does not guarantee participation in the exhibition due to space limits of the conference venue – however we will try to include as many participants as possible.
For more information or any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
– For the indoor exhibition: firstname.lastname@example.org
– For the outdoor exhibition: mohammadi.Laazzouzi@ext.ec.europa.eu