Excessive costs, unusually long delays, above-average test failure rates: there are many reports pointing the inefficiency and absurdity of the French driving-license exam.
In France, 1.5 million people take the driving license test every year but 4 million are still waiting for an exam date. No wonder cars that can be driven without license are getting more popular : recent estimates suggest there could be as many as 2.5 millions of them already in circulation.
The driving licence issue isn’t anecdotal, it is a society debate. In order to get rid of all the obstacles impeding to take the driving licence test, we suggest to end the monopoly of driving schools.
Let’s open the sector to competition to end an inefficient, unjust and monopolistic system.
We wish to give the opportunity to any sworn instructor to independently deliver training lessons outside the driving school. Opening the sector to competition would be the most effective way to put an end to the dysfunctions of the current system.
Elimination of intermediaries, improvement of services and the automatic reduction of prices would be as many benefits coming out of this reform to open competition. It is urgent to tackle this archaism in the interest of everyone, to restore some of the citizen’s freedom.