18 June 2015 - EAG Workshop, Madrid (Spain)

The link between the practical driving test and Road Safety

  • Please note:

    In order to facilitate the attendance to both workshops, this year the TAG and EAG annual workshops will take place on consecutive days (17 and 18 June). Members can attend one or both workshops if they wish to do so, but they should register for each of the events.

    If you want to register for the EAG workshop, please find the registration tool below. If you want to attend the TAG workshop, please follow this link.    


The value of the driving test as a road safety measure has often been questioned. Many researchers have claimed there is no link at all between traditional driver training and testing and the driver's future probability to be involved in risky situations or accidents. 

On the other hand, in every country one has to pass a test to be entitled to drive or ride a vehicle on the road. In Europe certain minimum requirements are set in EU-Directives that all members of the European Economic Area have to comply with. Still the approaches to driver testing are quite different. Some countries claim they assess also the candidates' attitudes, while others say they test the applicants' theoretical and practical skills only.

In this EAG workshop, questions connected to how the practical test can contribute to road safety will be enlightened and discussed. During the event, information about the best practices in Europe will be exchanged as well as research in the field of the practical driving test and road safety. The workshop will also deal with subjects as the content of the test and the quality control of the examiners.

This workshop is relevant for all professionals who want to learn to develop and refine practical driving tests, and for those seeking a refresher course and an opportunity to learn new skills.

  • Agenda
  • Fee: This members' only event is free-of-charge.
  • Location: Dirección General de Tráfico, Madrid. Please download the information for participants.
  • Accommodation: Silken Puerta Madrid, C/Juan Rizi 5, 28027 Madrid, Spain. If you want to learn more about the hotel, please visit their web.
    Please note that the hotel is only 15 km away from the airport (and a bit far from the city centre). There is a free shuttle service provided by the hotel but it can only be booked one month in advance of the date of arrival. At the moment the service runs every 30 minutes all days of the week from 7 am to 22:30 pm.
    Rates:  85 € / night (95 € double room). The rates include breakfast and internet connection. All taxes are included.
    Reservations: In order to book your room, please contact jrecep.puertamadrid@hoteles-silken.com providing the code BLOCK DGT 947486.
    Please book your room by 5 June 2015. Rooms can be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours before arrival.
  • Deadline: The registration deadline for the event is 5 June 2015.
  • Working language: English
  • Dinner: Please note that we will organize dinner in the hotel on 16 and 17 June. Further information on this issue will be notified at a later stage.