Minister rejects points based driving licence as bureaucratic

Transport minister Melanie Schultz has rejected public prosecution department recommendations to bring in a points-based driving licence system, saying it would be too bureaucratic.

The department wanted to introduce points for all serious traffic offences, including speeding, tailgating and wreckless driving.
However, the minister says the advantages of such a system are ‘not evident’.
New drivers
At the moment, only inexperienced drivers have a points-based licence. They will now lose their licence if convicted of two serious offences rather than three.
The minister has agreed to extend the current ‘two strikes and you’re out’ ban for drink drivers to motorists who drive under the influence of drugs.
Nevertheless, the saliva test which police need for on-the-spot drugs tests is not yet ready, the Telegraaf points out.

Thank you for donating to

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