New system for access to driving the most powerful motorcycles: training or testing?
27.03.2012. On 22 March 2012, in the context of the transposition of the 3rd Driving Licence Directive 2006/126/EC into national legislation, CIECA organised a 3rd thematic workshop on the new progressive access rules for motorcycles.
The directive aims at strengthening the principle of progressive access to two-wheeled motor vehicles, and offers two options as part of a new system of motorcycle driving licence categories A1, A2 and A: either the requirement to pass practical tests for each category or the implementation of a minimum of 7 hours training under conditions set out in Annex VI of the directive.
The objective of the workshop was to gain an accurate picture of the situation within the European Union and to identify the provisions to be put in place by Member States as of 19th January 2013. This being the case, approximately 20 CIECA Members discussed practical issues surrounding the motorcycle driving licence categories and shared their knowledge and experience with colleagues from all over Europe.
In this regard, it was of benefit for the participants to draw lessons from the content of practical tests (whether different or adapted according to category) and from the content of the 7 hours training for those States having opted for this formula. The workshop also provided an opportunity for Members to suggest adjustments or improvements to some of the directive’s technical provisions. Furthermore, the thematic workshop contributed to more homogeneous application of the provisions laid down in the directive.
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