CIECA Congress, Zagreb (29th and 30th May 2008): Harmonisation Saves Lives

241 delegates took part in CIECA’s 40th annual congress last week in Zagreb, Croatia. Hosted by CIECA’s Croatian member HAK, the event aimed to share good practice in the fields of:
  • Youth culture and road safety campaigns for young drivers
  • Technological innovation in the theory and practical driving test
  • 2nd phase (post-licence) training for novice drivers
  • New approaches in driver training
Keynote speeches were given by Joël Valmain from the road safety unit of the European Commission, Antonio Avenoso, the Director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), Martin Winkelbauer from KfV, Austria (manager of the EU SUPREME project on best practice in road safety).
22 other speakers, from 13 different countries, contributed to the individual workshop sessions. Highlights included presentations on Germany’s “Are you Big Enough?” novice driver campaign, hazard perception testing in the Netherlands and the EU co-financed Module Close to project (young driver offenders speak about their accidents to learners in driving schools).
The full set of the “Harmonisation saves lives” presentations and abstracts are now available for download on the CIECA site at