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KB 2004-05-11: Protectionistic law?

KB 2004-05-11: Protectionistic law?

You will not believe it, but this is literally in the driving school legislation (drafted in 2004):

"The practical lessons must start and end at the office".

What does this imply?

  • Driving schools with a large branch network, whether or not built up historically, thus seem to have an advantage in terms of attracting customers. One could argue that they are "protected" by this law. Some claim that they contributed to this legislation.
  • Progressive driving schools, which are mainly cloud-based, experience this law as an obstacle in their general functioning and growth opportunities.
  • According to the law, customers may NOT be picked up at e.g. train stations, Park & ​​Rides, at home,...

Can this law be amended?

  • Negotiations have been going on in the sector for more than 10 years, supervised by the MOW driver training unit, to rewrite, update the driving school legislation. So there is the realization that something has to change.
  • For more than 10 years, the lobby of driving schools with a large office network has been very strong in defending their interests.
  • So it has been standing still for more than 10 years.

And what about Driving School Codrive?

  • We are a strong supporter of organizing practical training more efficiently, and we also want to play a leading role in this.
  • We believe that our operation should not change, but that the legislation should change. Because that's just not good law. Not for the driving schools, not for the customers, and certainly not for the image of our sector.

So, you already know that.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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