SUVs are in fashion, as more than half of the cars sold in Europe are sports utility vehicles. For several years they remained so the most registered segment within the national car market.
His CHARACTERISTICS combining off-road elements -although with a lower weight than a 4×4-, and traditional tourism, which caught the attention of many drivers. However, they are in the spotlight.
now, Karima Delli, president of the Transport and Tourism Commission, proposed the establishment of a new driver’s license in addition to the current B license to drive an SUV and commercial vehicles over 1,800 kilograms.
The MEP explained that a sports utility vehicle takes up a lot of space on the road and can cause many problems: “In terms of road safety, are more likely to be involved in a collision than light passenger cars, with more serious consequences. In addition, he assured that compared to this type of vehicle, “A pedestrian is twice as likely to die in a collision.”
This permit is obtained by drivers over 21 years of age with a type B driver’s license with a validity of over two years. Exceptions for professional reasons still apply.
The proposal apply based on weight and not the body type. However, setting a minimum of 1,800 kilograms is problematic, as three quarters of electric vehicles sold are heavier, whether they are SUVs or not.
In addition, several suggestions were made. Now, the age to get AM permission in Spain it is from 15 years of age, but the European Parliament and the Council may raise the age to 18 years across the European Union.