Bovag applauds the efforts to combat crime in the rental industry, but believes that a local licensing system for car rental companies is not a solution to tackling crime in the industry.
According to the interest group, with a permit obligation well-intentioned entrepreneurs are unnecessarily hard to reach and it only results in a shift of the problem, but no solution. The sector organization has announced this in response to the plan of the municipality of Amsterdam for a permit requirement for car rental companies.
In a short time, the Bovag calls on the municipality to abandon the plan and to join the national development of a recognition and registration system. Together with RDW and the industry, the Ministry of Justice and Security is developing a national identification system with a mandatory digital registration system for all drivers of rental, shared and loaned vehicles. Such a system is ‘a multifaceted approach to the criminal use of vehicles and a municipal permit system.’
“Bovag leads to an effective, national approach to crime in the car rental sector, which does justice to the interests of municipalities and bona fide rental companies and their customers. We are happy to continue the discussion with the municipality here,” said the interest group.
Tilburg stopped requiring a permit for car companies last year.