Medical Fitness to Drive

27 April 2021 – Online Event – Are Medical Fitness to Drive Procedures Fit for Purpose?

27 April 2021 – Online Event – Are Medical Fitness to Drive Procedures Fit for Purpose?

27 April 2021 – Online Event – Are Medical Fitness to Drive Procedures Fit for Purpose? 10am – 12pm CEST This online event explored to what extent medical fitness to drive procedures in Europe are fit for purpose, in particular in light of the upcoming revision of the EU Driving Licence Directive. Download the agenda here. The event featured presentations on: The Scope of the Revision of the Driving Licence Directive – Claire Depr√©, European Commission Are Medical Fitness to Drive Procedures Fit for […]

Overhaul of EU rules on driver medical fitness needed

Overhaul of EU rules on driver medical fitness needed

The current EU approach to assessing whether drivers are medically fit to hold a licence needs substantial revision, according to a new report by ETSC. The report examines the current state of play in European countries regarding the assessment of medical fitness to drive, with reference to current EU rules. The EU is currently reviewing the Directive on driver licensing and a revised legal proposal is expected in 2022. The report shows that the starting point for many EU countries is still age-based assessment […]

Are medical fitness to drive procedures fit for purpose? (PIN Flash 40)

Are medical fitness to drive procedures fit for purpose? (PIN Flash 40)

This report examines the current state of play in PIN countries regarding the assessment of medical fitness to drive, with reference to the 2006 EU Directive on Driving Licences. Studies have concluded that specific medical conditions, substance abuse, mental disorders, epilepsy and diabetes are more important factors than age when it comes to medical fitness to drive. Mandatory age-based screening of older drivers has not been shown to be effective in preventing severe collisions. It may even have a negative safety impact, as older […]

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