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Club news: ACA calls for mandatory second phase driver training for young drivers


Publication date: 02 June 2015


The Automobile Club Association France (ACA) urges the French government to examine its road safety policy as a new report confirms the rising number of deaths and injuries on French roads in 2014. Rather than depending on radar-based speed checks, ACA is promoting second-phase driver training as the best solution fewer accidents.

Didier Bollecker, the President of the Automobile Club Association, said: "A 3.5% rise in deaths and injuries in 2014 is a record that comes at a time when France has more radars than ever before. This proves that using radars alone does not work against road fatalities.”

The ACA calls for mandatory second phase driver’s license training for young drivers, to form the basis of lifelong learning. "In Austria, post-license training has reduced deaths of young drivers by one third in recent years," Didier Bollecker says.

Read the full article here (in French)



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