Transport minister Camiel Eurlings has suggested allowing 17-year-olds to learn to drive under the supervision of an experienced driver.
Currently drivers must be at least 18 and can only take the wheel when they are with a qualified driving instructor.
Eurlings says research in Germany has shown that allowing drivers behind the wheel at 17 cuts down accidents involving young motorists.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation