Joint ECFD and UPEI position paper on the Directive on initial qualification and periodic training of professional drivers
Directive 2003/59/EC on the qualification requirements for drivers of road vehicles (CPC Directive) is a central part of the EU’s framework to improve road safety, as training of professional drivers contributes to reducing the incidence of human error as a cause of accidents. The Directive is currently being reviewed, with the objective to ensure it continues to guarantee safety provisions laid down in the EU common transport policy and the compliance with principles of the internal market. This paper, written jointly by ECFD and UPEI, sets out recommendations for the revision of the Directive. They are based on the extensive day-to-day experience of our members with road safety and tank truck driver qualification and training.