European Commission presents final road safety figures for 2017 on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

The European Commission commemorates on Sunday 18 November the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, a day to remember those killed or injured on roads.

FINAL CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS

PROGRAMME FOR THE FINAL CONFERENCE ON 6 NOVEMBER 2018

Transport Commissioner Bulc announces new European Coordinator for Road Safety

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc today announced the appointment of Matthew Baldwin as European Coordinator for Road Safety to help drive forward the new road safety strategy as set out  under the key actions in the Commission's third Mobility Package to modernise Europe's transport system in May 2018.

Transport Commissioner Bulc announces new European Coordinator for Road Safety

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc today announced the appointment of Matthew Baldwin as European Coordinator for Road Safety to help drive forward the new road safety strategy as set out  under the key actions in the Commission's third Mobility Package to modernise Europe's transport system in May 2018.

Call for applications for the selection of new observers of the expert group on land transport security

Deadline for applications: 26 October 2018

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Call for applications for the selection of new observers of the expert group on land transport security

Deadline for applications: 26 October 2018

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The parliament allows passing on the right on Swiss freeways

BERN – The parliament wants to allow passing on the right lane(s) on freeways. A measure that shall effect the flow of traffic and more space on the road. Both chambers of the Swiss parliament have agreed on the proposal recently.

 

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Proposal of longer vehicles in Finland

The biggest vehicle combinations in normal road transport in Europe are in Finland. Now they are going to be even bigger.

In March the Ministry of Traffic and Communications (MINTC) in Finland published a proposal of new regulations of heavy vehicle measures. The maximum length of the vehicle combination will be increased from 25,25 meters to 34,50 meters, but the maximum weight will be 76 tonnes as it is today.

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Poland event

3rd INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL DRIVER’S DAY

Already for the 3rd time UICR presents the Inernational Professional Drivers Day. It will take place on May 11, 2018 and shall recognise efforts, that professional drivers do every day. As in the previous year, we ask everyone to tie a yellow ribbon to the left mirror of you vehicle, truck, bus or even the handlebar of your bike etc.. And most of all, communicate in all media possible the International Professional Driver’s Day. The more people know about it, the more drivers will get a smile and a thank you.

European Parliament votes to modernise training for professional drivers

The European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted the proposal improving the training of professional drivers during its plenary session in Strasbourg today. The Commission had proposed to enhance rules on professional drivers' training to improve road safety standards in February 2017, as a revision to Directive 2003/59/EC. The proposal aims to:
  • modernise the training by putting the accent on road safety, including for example the protection of vulnerable road users and the use of driver assistance systems, emphasizing the optimisation of fuel consumption and introducing the use of new technology, like e-learning options;
  • clarify the rules on minimum ages between the Professional Drivers' Directive and EU rules on driving licenses;
  • ensure the mutual recognition of training followed in a Member State different from the Member States of residence; and
  • make the Directive clearer and easier to interpret.
In addition, the Parliament decided to establish an electronic exchange system for drivers’ qualifications, which helps the mutual recognition of training undergone in another EU Member States and can also be used by enforcement authorities. Following the vote in Parliament, the Council is expected to formally adopt the Directive in June.

European Parliament votes to modernise training for professional drivers

The European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted the proposal improving the training of professional drivers during its plenary session in Strasbourg today.

The Commission had proposed to enhance rules on professional drivers' training to improve road safety standards in February 2017, as a revision to Directive 2003/59/EC.

The proposal aims to:

e-CMR is on its way

The CMR is likely the last physical document in the transport industry. The digitalisation doesn’t stop here. The advantages of the e-CMR are evident for drivers, transport operators as well as authorities. We recomend all drivers and driver organization to be open to the idea of e-CMR. More details about the e-CMR can be found in the document below:

UICR eCMR

Conference on Drivers of the future

on the right: Vincenzo Iuzzolino, Vice-President UICR; Maria Teresa Di Matteo, President of the Central Committee department – Ministry of Transport; Franco Fenoglio, President of Unrae Industrial Vehicle Section

An important conference was held in Rome on the “Driving Profession: driving in the future”. The  project was promoted by Unrae and the Central Committee of the Road Haulage departement. On stage were Romano Valente, General Manager of Unrae, Franco Fenoglio, President of the Unrae Industrial Vehicles Section; Maria Teresa Di Matteo, President of the Central Committee for the National department of Road Haulage; Matteo D’Andrea, CNOS-FAP General Manager; Antonella Galdi, Deputy Secretary General ANCI and Lucia Valente, Councilor for Employment, Equal Opportunities, Staff of the Lazio Region. Present in the room also Vincenzo Iuzzolino Vice-President of the Union Internationale des Chauffeurs Routiers UICR, representing the Professional Drivers.

The project aims to select drivers between 18 and 29 years of age to start training courses for the acquisition of the driver qualification card for heavy goods vehicles and subsequent training periods at road haulage companies. The conference was held in the presence of 300 students from vocational schools, institutions and numerous journalists.
A special thanks to the President Franco Fenoglio, who has always been close to us, promoting the figure and respect of those who make this job “Professional Driver”.

UICR-IRU GENEVA MEETING

On March 2, 2018 experts from IRU and UICR met in Geneva for an annual exchange of information and activities. One of the main topics was the profession of professional drivers in the future.

Looking back 5 or 10 years we see lots of work related changes for drivers. The future will bring more changes in shorter timespans. Everyone talks about driverless truck operation. We all know that it will come, but we don’t know when and how. Both organizations are aware, that those technical innovations must become part of the education for professional drivers.  UICR keeps a close relationship with the IRU Academy.

Other topics were events of both organization and how to work together in projects.

 

Communication European Road Safety Charter

 We are pleased to inform you that UICR participates in the project of the European Transport Commission

                                                              Important message for all member Nations!!!!!
This is an important project for we.
We ask you to send us by e-mail info@uicr.org your project and then we will send that to the Transport Commission.
Thanks in advance for your partecipate !

A good practice can be any set of actions (strategies, measures, methods, approach etc.) that have been successfully addressing a road safety problem. If you have undertaken a project falling under this description, share it with us by.

By submitting your good practice, you will be eligible to win the Excellence in Road Safety Award in one of the following categories:
• Large businesses
• Small and medium-sized enterprises
• Schools
• Universities and research institutes
• Local and regional authorities
• Associations

The 2018 Award ceremony will be held in June 2018 in presence of Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Mobility and Transport. You can also contact us at info@uicr.org

 

The Road User Charging Conference 2018

The Road User Charging Conference 2018 will take place on the 7th & 8th March in Brussels, Belgium. We have speakers from across the globe coming together to discuss all things Road User Charging.

With a great agenda full of great topics including the future of Road User Charging, environmental concerns, case studies from the USA, updates from Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and the EU, it is a great chance for you to learn from our excellent speakers and network with over 200 of your peers.

Digital Transport Days Declaration

A range of public and private partners from all transport sectors met in Tallinn to discuss the digitalisation of transport from 8-10/11/2017 and concluded:

The European Union is stepping up efforts to improve military mobility

As part of the drive to better protect citizens and improve the Union's security environment, the European Commission and the High Representative are proposing a number of actions to improving military mobility within the European Union.

Energy Union: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles

The Commission proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.