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ETSC Online Event – Reducing Road Deaths among Young People- 28 October 14.30-16.30 CEST

ETSC Online Event – Reducing Road Deaths among Young People- 28 October 14.30-16.30 CEST

This online event will explore how to reduce road deaths among young people, in particular in light of the upcoming revision of the EU Driving Licence Directive. There will be a welcome by Elena Kountoura MEP and Tatsuya Namura of Toyota Motor Europe followed by presentations on: Young people’s risky behaviour: the science behind it – Dr. Divera Twisk, Queensland University of Technology Reducing road deaths among young people – findings of the forthcoming PIN Flash Report – Jenny Carson, ETSC How is the […]

UK weakens HGV driver testing requirements

UK weakens HGV driver testing requirements

The UK government has announced changes to HGV driving tests that have been criticised by the national haulage industry association as a ‘risk to road safety’. The move is an attempt to speed-up recruitment of new lorry drivers in response to an ongoing shortage across Europe, but one that has been compounded in the UK because of Brexit. Under the new plans, drivers will no longer have to pass two separate tests to move from a non-articulated to an articulated lorry.  The requirement for […]

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