Initial qualification, periodic training and minimum age of professional drivers of certain road vehicles

11-05-2017

Considerable efforts have gone into preparing this IA, with several years of research, evaluation and consultations to address the challenge of missing data and quantitative evidence. The IA admits that these efforts were only partly effective, but does not assess any specific solutions for comprehensive data collection. In general, the clear screening of the retained options to achieve policy objectives is significant for the credibility of any IA – in this case, it is the weakest section of the report, together with the part on monitoring. Notwithstanding, the analysis of the problems, objectives and measures is pertinent and balanced, and supports the case of the Commission to amend the two directives without creating excessive burdens for stakeholders.

Considerable efforts have gone into preparing this IA, with several years of research, evaluation and consultations to address the challenge of missing data and quantitative evidence. The IA admits that these efforts were only partly effective, but does not assess any specific solutions for comprehensive data collection. In general, the clear screening of the retained options to achieve policy objectives is significant for the credibility of any IA – in this case, it is the weakest section of the report, together with the part on monitoring. Notwithstanding, the analysis of the problems, objectives and measures is pertinent and balanced, and supports the case of the Commission to amend the two directives without creating excessive burdens for stakeholders.