Position Paper – Revision of the Driving Licence Directive 2006/126/EC

  • July 19, 2022

The European Commission is currently preparing a major revision to the EU Driving Licence Directive (2006/126). A main objective of the legislation is to enhance road safety: contributing to ‘Vision Zero’ and the targets of reducing road deaths and serious injuries by 50% by 2030.

The recent EC evaluation of the implementation of the last revision of the Driving Licence Directive in the EU indicated that the law had a positive effect on road safety, and that future changes could contribute to the new EU targets. This position paper presents ETSC’s recommendations for the upcoming revision prioritising the elements which will have the highest potential for saving lives and preventing serious injury.