AZIN CZ s.r.o. - Project TWIST

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Project TWIST - Transport with Sense and Tact The present state of events on the CR's roads testifies more than eloquently the fact that by far not everything related to the drivers tuition, and, further on, then, to supervision of the road traffic safety, and, eventual efficient application of sanctions against infringers (after the failure of prevention - if any), has been in order. Till 1989, former Czechoslovakia could boast of a low road accident incidence within Europe (hence the whole developed world), and, at the same time, our system of drivers tuition and training and eventual subsequent additional training courses of some of their categories was generally appreciated as one of the most elaborate. Today, this is not by far the case. Within several past years, various amendments to laws have been made. These related to driving schools operation and performance of supervision of road traffic. The above efforts, however, have not had the desired tangible effect. A long-term absence of conceptuality of the approach to the above mentioned issue has been a common denominator of failures, while all sorts of groups and small groups of interested parties (and their range is really wide indeed, for each of us is a road traffic participant and a large part of population has become an active driver) have been trying more or less spontaneously and in a non-coordinated way to enforce their own ideas, while the outcome turned out to be, regrettably, more and more disappointing.

Upon these grounds, on 1 January 2005, a three years' grant task solution under the auspices of the Ministry of Transportation of the Czech Republic has commenced with the aim of creating a stable and complex system of drivers tuition and training, and, simultaneously, setting up motivators of observation of traffic rules on surface roads - focused on achieving road accident incidence on the CR's roads and its consequences on the most successful EU countries' level (the project has been called TWIST, therefore Transport with Sense and Tact). It is necessary to say by way of introduction that the whole issue shall be solved in a complex manner. Consecutively, we shall analyse the long-term interrelationship between the development of the road accident incidence and its consequences, and, simultaneously, particular systems of motor car drivers tuition and training, further on, then, general road traffic accident incidence prevention and pre-school and school education aimed at traffic, and, finally, respective sanction systems and precautionary measures directed individually. The principal problem-solver shall be AZIN CZ Prague Company, which has gained a long-term experience in the field of research projects solution, while the team has grown (on the basis of a twenty-years' practice in the field of the system of driving schools and road transport), and, while all kinds of specialists shall be involved continuosly in the project solution with a view to achieve as complex outcome as possible, but where we expect to accomplish also a proposal of a road traffic accident incidence precautionary education system, stable in the long-run, tuition, training and eventual motor car drivers periodical training, and, finally, then, a sanction and precautionary system directed individually (this shall include not only specialists in the field of drivers tuition, training and examination, but also professionals as regards legislation, statistics, culturology, sociology and psychology).

A thorough assessment of the whole issue shall be the principal starting point and the initial step shall consist in the analysis of the existing level of new drivers training within the Czech Republic in context with the situation in EU countries, as the system currently adopted does not respect by far contemporary modern educational tendencies, which, among others, has led to formalism in training, and, for example, non-compliance with the prescribed workload of lessons in tuition and training required for obtaining respective driving licence class. Operators' efforts to enrich themselves at the expense of pupils only has not been by far the cause, but, as a matter of fact, apparently the system itself- e. g. given the fact that the prescribed numbers of compulsory lessons would be, at present, an anachronism, the subjects given in instruction including methods of their presentation are outdated, and, in a whole number of cases, competences of teachers and driving schools operators have not been up to the corresponding standards. One of the tasks shall be to determine, who will test candidates for a driving licence ( this is where the State has to be very strict, because it shall be decided through an examination, whether the candidate becomes a full-fledged driver or not- the examining body virtually acts in this way on behalf of the State's interests- and this should be performed at a high level of professionality) - the whole matter has not been decided definitively till present day and the solution has been postponed all the time somewhere into an indefinable future. Most professional drivers pass through a training course system each year, and, further on, then, (at present, once every three years) a re-examination (the training applies also to the so-called drivers-officers, in this case the diction of the law has been more than vague though). It is necessary to admit that the whole system has been already out-of-date for some time and many training courses and final re-examinations have taken place quite as a matter of form (if at all). Another contribution of a successful project solution shall be the co-operation and co-partnership in the creation of a purposeful system of drivers training, namely in conformity with legislation and tendencies in the EU.

Creating a motivation system, where committing breaches and including traffic crimes simply cannot be worth doing for the drivers, shall be highly essential, and, upon creating a quality system this, as a matter of fact, will include an appropriate completion of the above mentioned actions - an outline of principles of an integrated functional system, which would keep up with European criteria, shall represent another Project TWIST output.

Certainly, unbundling the above mentioned issue shall not be simple, namely, among others, with regard to the fact that even EU countries have not been able to agree on the solution of the whole issue till these days, although all of them perceive that with the on-going integration process this shall be absolutely indispensable. Nevertheless, in a number of countries in Europe, further on, in the territories of North America and Japan, one can get inspired even today with a complete solution of the whole issue, and, thus, build a system, which shall last for at least one generation (in other words for 20 years). In a responsible fulfilment of the above task this will include a unique probe into the condition of drivers training and eventual additional training, supervision of road traffic and determination of precautionary measures (and eventual sanctions), while the proper project shall set up well-founded, and, simultaneously, specific solutions.

For the above reasons in the project solution we count with consecutive involvement and participation of erudite experts, namely, above all in the field of drivers tuition, training and re-examination, further on, then, specialists in the field of traffic psychology, traffic regulations and general law, statistics, culturology and sociology, and, continuously, we shall also receive comments from competent officials of the Ministry of Transportation of the Czech Republic.

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