First driver to take Dutch road hog course

3rd October 2008, Comments 0 comments

A Venlo man who violated several traffic rules is the first driver to take the compulsory course.

3 October 2008

AMSTERDAM -- A driver from Venlo in the eastern part of the Netherlands is the first person to face a new measure forcing dangerous drivers to take a training course.

Under the "Behavioural Education Order", introduced 1 October, drivers who repeatedly violate traffic rules may have to attend a three-day course to improve their behaviour on the road. They will have to pay for the EUR 750 course themselves.

The 31-year-old Venlo man's driving licence was suspended for the second time in 2008. He committed a range of serious traffic offences, including overtaking on the hard shoulder.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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