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Highest European Commission award for the Driving Refresher project

The instructor-led “Driving Refresher” project for older drivers has been given an EU award for excellence in the field of road safety

Under the auspices of the European Road Safety Charter, the European Commission has announced the best projects of the year in the field of road safety. Zavarovalnica Triglav was among the winners in the “Fitness to Drive” category with its instructor-led “Driving Refresher” project for older drivers.

The expert jury of the organisation, which operates under the auspices of the European Commission and has almost 4,000 members, recognised the excellence of the project that Zavarovalnica Triglav developed together with AMZS to offer older drivers a free refresher course in their hometown under the guidance of an instructor. This is a long-term programme, distinguished by its responsible and sustainable approach to society. What gives this project even more weight is the fact that it involves a demanding target group that is usually more difficult to include in these types of activity.

In order to refresh drivers’ knowledge of road traffic regulations and good road behaviour, Zavarovalnica Triglav has also set up the website, which features articles, videos and tests that address the most common problems encountered by older drivers. Almost a third of drivers in Slovenia are over 60 years old, and most of them have not refreshed their driving skills.

So far, more than 1,000 older drivers have taken part in the project to refresh their driving skills. They have been accompanied by experienced AMZS driving instructors and safe driving instructors, who have driven over 17,000 kilometres with older drivers in Slovenia over the past year and a half.

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