The European Commission has introduced plans to enhance highway
security throughout the EU, together with a reshaping of the driving take a look at
experiences citing Euronews.
The new proposals would repair the authorized age for taking an examination to
drive at 17 years previous and contemporary licence holders would have a
two-year probation interval, throughout which they’d not have the ability to
drive alone and an entire ban on alcohol consumption whereas driving
would additionally apply.
Adina Vălean, the European Commissioner for Transport, says that
the take a look at parameters will even be overhauled.
“We additionally wish to replace what drivers have to do to acquire a
licence,” she told reporters on Wednesday. “We are proposing that
driving exams focus extra on threat elements and hazard
Last yr, greater than 20,000 individuals died in highway accidents within the
EU and 40 % of deadly ones concerned a driver below the age of 30
Brussels says this should change. It needs the variety of lethal
highway accidents to be diminished to zero by 2050.
For Martin Filzen, a coverage officer on the affiliation of
European Automobile Clubs, the bold goal is a welcome step
“For instance, Austria workouts a multi-phased driving licence
take a look at for novice drivers and we will see within the figures that extra and
extra individuals are failing their driving licence,” Filzen informed
“We would welcome that different member states undertake this
multi-phased coaching from Austria, so we will improve highway security
for novice drivers as a result of novice drivers are the drivers of the
Another key a part of the bundle is to advertise EU-wide
cooperation on imposing site visitors offences made by international
According to the European Commission, tens of millions of violations of
international registered automobiles go unpunished resulting from an absence of
identification or enforcement.
Vălean added on Wednesday that they want to introduce an
EU-wide driving ban for these endangering others on the roads, for
instance by exceeding pace limits by greater than 50 km/h.
As issues stand, driving bans are enforced nationally.
“If any person drives so dangerously that an EU member state deems
it applicable to take away their driving licence, that individual ought to
not be allowed to drive in one other EU nation,” the Transport
The European Commission would additionally wish to introduce a standard,
digital driving licence for the bloc.