For two years now, citizens have been able to save a visit to the authority and apply for a new driving licence online, from the comfort of their home. More than 64 000 drivers have used the so-called eSubmission to apply for a driving licence via the Citizen's Portal or the Transport Portal, launched last December. Most drivers who have used the eSubmission have been from Prague, Brno and Pilsen.
Together with France, Italy, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland, the Czech Republic rejects the current wording of the draft EURO 7 emission standard and advocates significant changes to the text. The EU transport ministers were informed about this today at their meeting by minister Martin Kupka who presented a document summarising the most important objections to the European Commission's proposal. The pool of critical states is calling for a delay in the effect date of the entire standard and a significant modification of its key parameters. The Czech Republic is also seeking support for a common position paper from other EU countries.
Representatives of the Ministry of Transport and the Association of Driving Schools of the Czech Republic welcomed their counterparts from the KOROAD organization from South Korea, which offers driver testing, to the Hradec Králové polygon. They came here to get inspired by the driver education system, which is very different in this Asian country.
The Czech project "Learn to Survive" was awarded by CIECA. It was awarded in the category BEST ROAD SAFETY INITIATIVE IN 2022 at the 55th Annual Meeting in Vienna. This award recognises outstanding projects, ideas and activities by CIECA members that promote road safety, help save lives and reduce road injuries and raise standards within their own organizations.
Hundreds of representatives from countries around the world are meeting in Leipzig these days for the International Transport Forum Summit. Thursday's part of the three-day programme was also attended by Czech transport minister Martin Kupka. With his ministerial colleagues responsible for transport, he discussed current global transport challenges, transport aid to Ukraine and the making of transport greener. On the sidelines of the joint programme, minister Kupka also attended a number of important bilateral meetings.
Almost 1 000 visitors came to see the headquarters of the Ministry of Transport today as part of the Open House Prague festival. The participants of the open day were guided through some of the premises by the transport minister Martin Kupka.