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Training of professional drivers [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Ariane Debyser (3rd edition),

Updated on 08.03.2018

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The revision of existing provisions regarding the training of professional drivers was announced in the 2017 Commission Work Programme (in annex II covering REFIT initiatives).

The initiative fits within the general framework regarding professional drivers of trucks and buses, and is closely related to road safety. It is also in line with the Commission’s 2011 Transport white paper and the 2010 communication ‘Towards a European road safety area: policy orientations on road safety 2011-2020’, which notably sought to improve road safety through the education, training and post licence training of road users.

On 1 February 2017, the Commission adopted a legislative proposal to amend Directive 2003/59/EC and Directive 2006/126/EC, with the objective of tackling the main shortcomings identified in the implementation of the existing legislation.

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/59/EC on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers and Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences
Committee responsible: Transport and Tourism (TRAN) COM(2017) 47
1.2.2017
2017/0015(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Peter Lundgren (EFDD, Sweden)
Shadow rapporteurs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska (EPP, Poland)

Maria Grapini (S&D, Romania)

Kosma Złotowski (ECR, Poland)

Izaskun Bilbao Barandica (ALDE, Spain)

Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL, Finland)

Jakop Dalunde (Greens/EFA, Sweden)

Marie-Christine Arnautu (ENF, France)

Next steps expected: First-reading vote in plenary

Stage: vote in plenary

Discussion

One thought on “Training of professional drivers [EU Legislation in Progress]

  1. Professional Drivers this topic is very helpful and we could improve our skills though. Thank you and the blog is quite helpful .

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    Posted by kpmlearningsolutions | June 11, 2017, 07:57

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