Johanniter International (JOIN) welcomes Revision of the European Directive on Driving Licence

Johanniter International and its member organisations welcome the European Parliament’s decision to include mandatory First Aid training for driving licence applicants.

On 7th December 2023, the Transport and Tourism Committee adopted its position on the revision of European driving licence rules. With more than 20,000 lives lost on EU roads every year, Members of the European Parliaments want to make sure the new rules contribute to road safety. Mandatory First Aid training increases the likelihood to have a trained bystander able to provide life-saving assistance to casualties of road traffic incidents.

In the next legislative steps, Johanniter International calls the European Council and other relevant stakeholders to confirm the inclusion of mandatory First Aid training for driver’s licence applicants.

For further comment please contact:

Joachim Berney, General Manager,