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Mandatory first-aid training for Brussels driving test

22:12 24/05/2018

First-aid training will be a prerequisite for receiving a driving licence in Brussels from 1 November.

The Red Cross will provide 20,000 free training sessions per year on how to care for a victim of a road accident before emergency services arrive.

Learner-drivers will be taught how to react when a cyclist or pedestrian is struck by a car or what to do in vehicle crashes when victims may be unconscious.

Simple first-aid training such as resuscitation techniques, how to care for burns and trauma care to limbs will also be covered.

The first stage of training will be an online theory module. The second stage will be a three-hour practical training session at one of the Red Cross centres.

Written by Hannah Rodriguez


An absolute waste of time, sure to bring more money for the Red Cross though. Think about this realistically for just a few moments, in the one in a 10-million chance that you came across an accident scene, and someone wasn't breathing, would you spout your mouth onto the mouth of someone else in the one-in-ten million chance that it would do any good? And then you will be sued for doing something that a court believes contributed to the persons death. Red Cross Power Play...period.

May 26, 2018 08:28