Saturday, September 25, 2010
Fortunately, most of the accidents did not involve other vehicles. In these cases, officers crashed into lamp posts or steered their car into a ditch.
Still, Dutch police Commissioner Jan Stikvoort denies that his men and women are particularly accident prone. "They're no road hogs," he adds. But they could do with a bit more training. And that's exactly what they're going to get. All Dutch police officers will be sent on a special training programme, including extra driving lessons and virtual testing with car simulators. “The training has already started,” Mr Stikvoort says, “and the number of accidents is going down.”
Do you accept a ticket from a officer of the Dutch traffice police in the future?