Thousands of motorists in the Netherlands continue to drive on the basis of invalid driving licenses and rights that had to be surrendered, NOS reports.
Thousands of invalid driver’s licenses have not been handed over to the CBR
Every year, the National Road Transport Agency (RDW) invalidates thousands of driver’s licenses after motorists have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, new figures released by the RDW show that of the 10,000 licenses that were invalidated in 2021, 4,240 were not transferred to the Central Bureau of Automotive Testing (CBR).
According to Dutch police reports NOS, last year almost 4,817 people were arrested for driving a car with an invalid license. Significant increase compared to 2017, when “total” 2,832 arrests were made. Police also reported an increase in the number of motorists arrested for driving while banned from driving or disqualifying.
The Dutch government promises to do more to improve road safety
These figures come four years later NOS the investigation found that thousands of Dutch drivers continued to get behind the wheel, despite the fact that their driver’s licenses no longer operated. Then the Dutch government promised to take action to address this issue.