First driver to take Dutch road hog course
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]