15.02.2021. We are delighted to inform you about the completion of the Fit to Drive Topical Group’s Subgroup 1 Report: Setting Standards for Disabled Driver Assessment.
The report discusses the work and achievements of the group, from its inception in 2017 through to the construction in 2020 of a set of six guidelines containing the elements members of the group consider form the ‘ideal’ driver assessment, these are:
- Knowledge and skills of professionals undertaking driver assessment
- Competencies of assessors undertaking driver assessment
- The physical and cognitive assessment (prior to in car, on-road assessment)
- Elements to include within the in car, on-road diver assessment
- How to reach a recommendation
- Legal aspects following driver assessment outcome
Furthermore the report addresses the link between the European Directive on driving licences, the knowledge, skills and experience required of the professional undertaking driver assessment, and recommendations for future work and development.
The CIECA Fit to Drive Subgroup 1’s work focussed on the objectives set by CIECA, in partnership with Driving Mobility, which were the development of best practice guidelines for the process of disabled driver assessment and the creation of a structure to share information and best practice developments to be available to all practitioners involved in carrying out driver assessment. A major element of the work centred on defining driver assessment, acknowledging the differences between the standard driving test and a clinical driver assessment.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members who have contributed to the report and shared their expertise and knowledge with such commitment, and especially Ms Sandra Hoggins and Dr Anu Varshney from Driving Mobility UK, who acted as chairmen of Subgroup 1.
The results of the work will be presented at the upcoming Presentation of the FTD Subgroup 1 Report: Setting Standards for Disabled Driver Assessment, to be held online on 3 March 2021 between 11.00 am – 12.30 pm CET.
We look forward to your involvement at the upcoming webinar.
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