80 percent of adults have a driving licence
Nearly 80 percent of the Dutch population aged 17 and over hold a valid car driving licence. At the start of 2019, just under 11.2 million people were holding a Dutch passenger car licence category...
Nearly 8 in 10 drivers sometimes deliberately leave their car at home
In 2020, 78 percent of Dutch car drivers aged 18 and over said they sometimes deliberately left their car at home.
Population; sex, age and marital status, 1 January; 1950-2019
Population in The Netherlands by sex, age and marital status, 1 January
Car fleet growing faster than population
In January 2020 the passenger car fleet in the Netherlands stood at almost 8.7 million; this represented a faster growth rate than of the population aged 18 and over.
Similar development of public transport and car costs
Price developments in public transport were virtually on a par with developments in car costs between 2009 and November 2018. In this period, the cost of both types of transport rose more rapidly...
Decline in road fatalities larger among motorists than cyclists
The number of traffic deaths has decreased more sharply among motorists than among cyclists over the past two decades.
People with a driving licence; driving licence type, age, region, 1 January
Number of people with a driving licence Type of driving licence, age of licence holder, region
610 traffic deaths in 2020
In 2020, traffic accidents killed a total of 610 people in the Netherlands.