Overview on the status of ecodriving integration in the driver education and testing
ECODRIVE, the predecessor to the ECOWILL project, was a European-wide campaign - aimed to improve driving behaviour, energy-efficiency and traffic safety among drivers of passenger cars, delivery vans, lorries and buses – was organised within the Ecodriven project. Conducted between 2006 and 2008, the project was supported by the European Commission's "Intelligent Energy Europe" Programme. The main deliverable from the ECODRIVE project was the publication "Overview on the status of ecodriving integration in the driver education and testing".
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The goal of this report, published by the ECODRIVE project, is to give an overview of the status quo of ecodriving integration in diving school curricula / learner driver education and examination, licensed drivers' training and asessment, as well as quality control and certification of drivers in 13 European countries.
The status quo of ecodriving integration in driving school curricula / learner driver education is presented in Section 1 of this report. The survey conducted by the European Driving Schools Association (EFA) revealed the availability of at least a partial integration of ecodriving in theoretical education of learner drivers at driving schools in 12 of the 13 countries. Moreover, integration of ecodriving in practical education of learner drivers in 8 of the 13 countries has been observed.
The status quo of ecodriving integration in learner driver examination is contained in Section 2 of this report. In September 2010 a survey of ecodriving integration into learner driver examination was conducted by the International Commission for Driver Testing Authorities (CIECA) amongst the CIECA members Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Italy which though is not a CIECA member. All the information concerning the state of play of ecodriving in Italy was made available by the European Driving Schools Association (EFA). The survey revealed at least some extent of ecodriving integration into the learner drivers' examination in 10 abovementioned countries while Czech Republic and Lithuania reported the ecodriving to be outside the scope of their learner drivers' examination.
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- Sustainable Energy Theme(s): Eco-driving : Education and Training : Sustainable transport and mobility management
- Country(ies): Austria : Czech Republic : Germany : Spain : Finland : Greece : Croatia : Hungary : Italy : Lithuania : Netherlands : Poland : United Kingdom
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