The Council of Ministers adopted a concept paper on road safety training. The document was developed in implementation of the 2020 Road Safety Action Plan, developed in a context of broad consensus with responsible institutions, academia, industry and non-governmental organizations in the sector.
The adoption of the paper creates an opportunity for better interaction between public institutions, NGOs, the private sector, and civil society to improve road safety training from a very early age. The compulsory education is intended to cover children and pupils in pre-school and school education, analyzing educational resources and the need to update training programs. Attention is paid to teachers, emphasizing the need to improve their qualifications to teach the specific subject matter.
Among the changes included is the structuring of a system that offers feedback from the road safety training. Emphasis is also placed on the need to develop and expand equipment and facilities, as well as interactive resources to support the learning process.
The paper introduces continuity between pre-school and school training, and driving license training. The process of training would-be drivers adopts the approach of the leading role of the state exam. It is envisaged that many of the formal requirements and the principle of unrestricted access to the examination of trainee drivers, without meeting additional requirements, will be dropped. The model for further training of drivers for partial recovery of points withdrawn is improved. It will now be tailored to the specific violation for which points have been withdrawn, thus aiming to improve qualifications and prevent risky behavior on the road.
Emphasis is placed on the preparation of trainers and examiners for the state exam. In this context, it is envisaged that single program and qualification requirements will be developed, together with universities, to be complied with by all universities in the training of examiners.