Medical care on the road was long overdue for those drivers who are often absent from their haulage companies for a week or more and supply our country with all the necessary consumer goods. Only healthy drivers guarantee optimum road safety for themselves and other road users. As vice-president of the BGL and in my other responsible positions at the BGF and DVR, I will do everything in my power to support this remarkable initiative.
In terms of content DocStop is trendsetting and, together with its European partners, it will make a telling contribution towards increasing road safety for all professional drivers on the trans-European routes. I wish the initiator, Mr Rainer Bernickel, as leader of the initiative, a whole lot of stamina and continued success in the further implementation of this exemplary campaign to increase road safety in Europe.