Have your say – EU driving licence rules – Evaluation

13 August 2019

The Commission will carry out an evaluation of Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences, which introduced a standard format for all driving licences issued in the EU and standardised administrative validity periods.

It will assess how well the Directive has performed since it was adopted in 2006 by assessing if it has:

  • improved road safety
  • made it easier for Europeans to travel by car and
  • reduced the possibility of driving licence fraud.



Feedback period
13 August 2019 – 10 September 2019  (midnight Brussels time)

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Public consultation

Consultation period
28 October 2020 – 20 January 2021  (midnight Brussels time)

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Final version


Evaluation – SWD (2022)17 (English (4.1MB PDF 137 pages)

Executive summary of the evaluation – SWD (2022)18 (English 340.5 KB – PDF – 5 pages)