Europe’s driving test reform plan

The European Union is preparing to implement a plan to improve and standardize driving tests in order to reduce 20,000 annual deaths from road accidents, 40% of which are caused by negligent drivers under the age of 30.

According to the informants, quoted by Euronews, based on the reform proposals made in this plan, the minimum legal age to take a driving test will be 17, and holders of new licenses cannot drive on their own until the end of the two years. trial period.

Of course, the latest statistics published by the European Commission’s statistical office (Eurostat) show that the number of road deaths has decreased in all member countries over the past decade.

Based on these statistics, the largest member states of the European Union such as France, Germany and Italy, which have the largest road networks and the largest number of vehicles in traffic, although they experienced a significant decrease between 2011 and 2020, the number of deaths due to them still remains. By way of major road accidents where.

The number of road accident deaths in the European Union reached 446.8 million people, and there are more than 250 million passenger cars currently, about 20,000 people annually.

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