02.12.2020. On 26 November 2020, a Presentation of the CIECA Final Report on Medical Fitness to Drive took place online.
Besides CIECA members, members of the CIECA Fit to Drive Topical Group, members of the CIECA Permanent Bureau and a representative of DG MOVE of the European Commission joined via their screens.
The presentation included the results of the work of the CIECA Fit to Drive Subgroup 2 “Setting Standards for the Evaluation of Medical Fitness to Drive”, which for the last two years had been discussing the differences between European countries and reviewed the need for changes within different relevant medical areas in Annex III of the European Directive on driving licences (EU Directive 2006/126/EC and Amendments 2009/113/EC, 2014/85/EU, 2016/1106).
During the event, an interesting exchange of ideas and discussions took place. In his intervention, the representative of the European Commission underlined CIECA's role as "key stakeholder" in road safety in general and the ongoing revision of the Directive 2006/126/EC and invited us to further contribute to the process in a pro-active way.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank once again all participants, all CIECA members who have contributed to the report, and the speakers Dr Lars Englund and Prof. Des O’Neill, for their participation and commitment.
In total, between 2019 - August 2020, ten reports were finalized about medical fitness to drive procedures in Europe. The reports are based on comprehensive information gathered in 2018 – 2019 via questionnaires sent to 31 CIECA member countries (EU/EEA + Switzerland) and focus on the following nine categories: General procedures, Dependency, Vision, Cognitive disturbances, Diabetes - group 2 licences, Sleep apnoea and narcolepsy, Mental disorders, Neurodevelopmental conditions and Comorbidity. All reports can be accessed here.
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