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Instructor access to the TCS

The Swiss driving instructors Association is a fire in the roof. The instructor should make the Touring Club Switzerland (TCS) responsible for the controversial changes to driving tests. The TCS as the largest transport Association in Switzerland, has supported controversial relaxations in the training of motorists. Among the new rules, part of which will be from February to be effective, the reduction in the minimum age for the Teaching ticket in 17 years, the elimination of the so-called Machine input, as well as the reduction of the mandatory courses for novice drivers from two days to less than one. "We absolutely cannot understand why the TCS will sacrifice road safety for so long," says Daniel Menzi, managing Director of the driving instructor Association.

According to the instructor of the TCS has pushed the innovations in shoulder-to-shoulder with the assigned Minister of transport Doris Leuthard. Menzi thinks that the TCS "with this reduction in want to suck up to measure to the detriment of road safety in the jungle core". It was "obvious that the Board of Directors of TCS has made the youngest participants in traffic to the target group, in order to score points there." As a proof, the instructor can see the fact that the TCS youth driving camp organised now to win young arm. In fact, the against decline in the fighting TCS suddenly puts a lot of emphasis on the youth. He proclaimed recently that he "promotes the innovative gamer scene in Switzerland," in E-sports.

Outraged by the instructor calling for withdrawal from the TCS

The driving instructor Association and the TCS are partners who work in the training of the drivers closely. However, the partnership is in danger. The driving instructors Association has informed its members in a Letter, it should be "for the future, the question of how you can work together with these partners in the road safety policy is still credible". Menzi confirmed that the "Case TCS" is already appear on the agenda next week at a Board meeting of the driving instructor Association. "We have a lot of angry feedback from members, expect from us that we call on the driving teachers to leave the TCS." This is understandable, as Menzi. To the contrary, however, that the cooperation at the regional level, with the individual sections of the TCS functioning without exception. What are the consequences of the driving instructors Association attracts, will show up at the Board meeting.

acquisition of the licence to be cheaper

In the Central office of the TCS in Geneva, you hold to the old opinion. To says the allegations of the instructor, the TCS is responsible for the reduction in the driving training at the expense of safety, TCS spokesman Rudolf Zumbühl: "The TCS is in favour of these Changes, because they bring, in its opinion, a more efficient and streamlined driving training and therefore a better acquisition of the driving licence permit, without compromising road safety." Thus, the reduction of compulsory courses from two to one day, according to the TCS without loss of quality of training was not possible, the speaker Zumbühl.

- President of the Commission is surprised about the rush

Because of Ex-transport Minister Leuthard, provided the innovations are not as law but as a regulation, had to tell the Parliament about it. That Leuthard left the rules just days before her resignation, obviously in a hurry by the Federal Council to approve, reinforced many of the suspicions, you have feared that her successor could decide differently.

Edith Graf-Litscher, SP-national councillor and President of the traffic Commission, said: "I felt that was a major concern of the business prior to the resignation." You have wondered that the subject was under the Radar of Parliament. "The question is, what interests have appeared that the issue was never widely discussed."

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 06.01.2019, 10:50 PM

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