Anyone who is training to be a truck driver should in future be allowed to drive the truck at the age of 17 if accompanied. This is what the SPD and CDU government factions in Lower Saxony are demanding in a motion that the state parliament is to vote on next Thursday. Accordingly, Lower Saxony should work at the federal and European level to ensure that the age limit for trainees is lowered from the current 18 years. In addition, prospective truck drivers should be able to start their driving license for classes C/CE at the same time as they are getting their car driving licence. So far, they have to have already passed the test for the car driver’s license.

Anyone who is training to be a truck driver should in future be allowed to drive the truck at the age of 17 if accompanied. This is what the SPD and CDU government factions in Lower Saxony are demanding in a motion that the state parliament is to vote on next Thursday. Accordingly, Lower Saxony should work at the federal and European level to ensure that the age limit for trainees is lowered from the current 18 years. In addition, prospective truck drivers should be able to start their driving license for classes C/CE at the same time as they are getting their car driving licence. So far, they have to have already passed the test for the car driver’s license.

The SPD and CDU justify the proposal with a lack of truck drivers, which will increase in the coming years due to age reasons, while truck traffic is increasing at the same time. However, those interested in the profession usually leave school at the age of 16 and then have to wait two years before they can get a truck driver’s license and take up the profession, according to the application.

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