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Public prosecutor calls for automatic driving licence loss

Friday 25 March 2011

The public prosecution department is recommending all drivers in the Netherlands get a points-based driving licence, the Telegraaf reports on Friday, quoting a confidential report to the transport ministry.

The recommendations say drivers would automatically lose their licence if they collect more than nine points. Speeding in built up areas would cost four points, for example, while causing a serious accident would cost seven.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

This is one way to clear congested the roads in a hurry.

By AW | 25 March 2011 8:25 AM

So three speeding tickets for driving 55kph in a 50kph area and you lose your licence. Wanna take bets on how long it takes for all drivers in Holland to lose their licences?

By jaycee | 25 March 2011 2:13 PM

Why not just make it so that whenever someone collects specific number of points for traffic violations then just put his license for a review by a board or a judge.

By Satyan | 25 March 2011 4:40 PM

Hey Jaycee, Oh look, there they go, no more Dutch drivers, only foreigners lol!

By radio junkie | 25 March 2011 7:14 PM

What is the aim of this so called change? Has the Government got tired of accepting monies generated from traffic fines or is it that they just want to have less cars on the roads

By osagie | 28 March 2011 8:24 AM

Lol...it would serve them right. I'm not sure I'm for a points system- but perhaps fewer Dutch drivers will hug my bumper and shake their fist a me when I don't speed. Too many speedy tailgaters in this country.

By Geriatrix | 28 March 2011 8:44 AM

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