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Position paper: Directive on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles

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Introduction

The public transport operators represented by UITP are convinced that well-trained staff and
customer-focused operations are essential to providing the kind of quality of service needed for
public transport systems to offer a reliable and attractive mobility choice.
UITP therefore welcomes the proposal of the EU Commission and in particular:

    • the integration of road safety related subjects in the periodic training,
    • the focus on fuel efficient driving (eco-training),
    • the inclusion of disability awareness in the list of training subjects and
    • the possibility to use ICT tools such as e-learning for the training.

Nevertheless, it is crucial for the sector to allow the training centres flexible handling of the subjects. In addition, a specific content retake of training modules should be possible.

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