The proposal for a European driving licence, adopted by the European Commission in October 2003, foresees putting in place new arrangements which should improve road safety, combat fraud and avoid allowing people to obtain a driving licence in a country where it is less difficult to do so.
The European Parliament gave its opinion on the first reading on 23/02/2005, but the Council of the EU has not at present reached a political agreement. The European Commission hopes that an agreement will be reached at the Transport Council on 27/3/2006.
Once adopted, this directive will replace Directive 91/439 of 1991, and the model of the European driving licence will replace the 110 different examples that exist today in the EU.
In order to illustrate this point on the agenda of the Transport Council of 27/3/2006, the European Commission's audiovisual service is preparing an infoclip which will include footage of:
- driving test centre (theory and practical tests), Brussels, Belgium
- issuing a driving licence and exchanging a driving licence at local administration
offices in Brussels, Belgium
- model of the European driving licence. SHOTLIST