Below is a comprehensive guide to the traffic signs and traffic regulations in the Netherlands. In this publication you will find information about traffic signs and traffic regulations in the Netherlands. The publication is an abridged version of the ‘Wegenverkeerswet 1994’ and the ‘Reglement verkeersregels en verkeerstekens 1990’.
The publication includes the following topics:
– traffic behaviour;
– traffic rules;
– traffic signs;
– special provisions for disabled persons;
– temporary reduction of maximum speed in case of oil supply disruption;
– environmental zones.
Novice drivers, who are often young, have one of the highest risks of road accidents, and can be a risk to road safety. Up to the age of 24, they are definitely in a life phase where they explore their limits. Their brains are not yet fully trained to organize and look ahead, while they are at their most sensitive to peer pressure. They also act impulsively on the road. In the car nowadays, they can be distracted by smartphones and music, navigation systems and exuberant friends in the back seat. They also have to deal with outside temptations, from alcohol to a lack of sleep.
While in some countries there are restrictions on exposure to these factors, such as no passengers in the car if you drive independently for the first few months (US), in Europe there are no restrictions and they are only informed about it.
Modern driver training should take into account such influences on driving behaviour. Especially now that young people can learn to drive from the age of 16.5 (2toDrive). Traffic knowledge and vehicle control are only the beginning.