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More than 10,000 drivers without license

12:57 07/09/2012

Last year 10,507 drivers were convicted for driving without a license, which is double the number of five years ago, according to newspapers Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg. Federal and local police systematically reviewing licenses during inspections found that the majority of drivers were young offenders who learned to drive with their parents but never bothered to get a license. Another group consists of people who are not allowed to drive for medical reasons, but do it anyway. Police cited 4,142 offences in Brussels, 2,189 in Ghent and 2,136 in Antwerp. Driving without a valid license is liable to a driving ban of eight days to five years, possible fines of up to €11,000 and even incarceration.

Written by The Bulletin Editorial Team



Where seems to be great importance attached to the physical license here in Belgium, so I wonder how many caught "with no license" simply did not have it with them.

I know my drink driving friend has just got an international license for his Canadian trip so the Canadians cannot take his Belgian licence if he gets caught.

Dec 4, 2014 13:00

It may be worth investigating some of those limousines (or even smaller cars...) driving around with CD on the number plates as well : depending on the country of origin, they may neither know or care about driving licences. Some diplomats and their wives even try free rides on the bus! Honi soit...

Dec 16, 2014 16:26

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Jul 23, 2017 08:38