Minister Visser presents the results of Populytics consultation on Medical Fitness for Driving to the House of Representatives
Today, Minister Visser of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management presented the report of the Populytics consultation on the medical examination of driving license holders to the House of Representatives. This report contains the results of a consultation in which 6.681 Dutch people advise on the medical examination of driving license holders.
Download the report with the results of this consultation here (in Dutch).
Some people are able to drive less safely due to their health. This may be because they are able to see less or react less quickly to their environment, or because they are taking medicines that make them less alert. To find out who has difficulty with driving safely, there is a system to test people’s medical fitness to drive. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management wanted to find out to what extent this system should be changed, according to citizens. That is why Populytics organized a large-scale consultation in the summer of 2021 in which 6.881 citizens participated. Participants advised on the current structure of the system and advised on seven possible options for adapting the system.
The consultation on the medical fitness to drive system was well received by participants. 75% of the participants thought this was a good way to involve Dutch people in choices about laws and regulations and 78% of the participants thought that the government should use our consultation method more often to involve Dutch people in government policy.