Transport Minister, Ketil Solvik-Olsen, wants to send foreign drivers who drive heavy goods vehicles on "slippery driving" courses before allowing them to drive their trucks in Norway. This is to counteract the many drivers who take to the Norwegian roads unprepared in winter. Common 'crimes' include having no tyre chains or winter tyres.
Solvik-Olsen also proposes an EU-standard certificate for slippery driving proficiency for all large vehicle drivers in Europe, Aftenposten reported on Monday.
Solvik-Olsen is hopeful a new and better arrangement can be reached with regard to road safety, but is unsure when it could be realized.