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Transport escorts and traffic controllers regulate traffic and ensure the safety of road users. In the Netherlands, they must comply with the Traffic Controllers Regulations 2009 (Regeling verkeersregelaars 2009). These regulations set requirements on training, appointment, examination and equipment.
Training and appointment
The training instructions for this work can now be found on the website of the Netherlands foundation for traffic controllers (Stichting Verkeersregelaars Nederland, SVNL) (in Dutch) only and must be completed. An appointment card is no longer needed.
Traffic controllers for special events
The municipal authority may appoint traffic controllers to handle special events. They may be appointed for a specific period (no more than 12 months) or on a one-off basis. SVNL maintains a digital database of traffic controllers for special events that you can hire. Organisers of events must contact the local council of the community where the event is to be held for access to candidates.
Depending on the dimensions of your load, an exceptional transport escort may be required. Whether this obligation applies to you depends on the category of your transport. In addition, the road manager may sometimes require a modified escort. For more information, please contact the Netherlands Vehicle Authority (RDW).
Online application procedure via Message Box
You can also submit an online application via Message Box to be appointed as a transport escort or traffic controller. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.