AZTN: Limiting Number of Driving Schools is Unwelcome

cerovacLPJ Issue 148, 14 September 2015

The AZTN carried out a legal analysis of the legislative framework regulating road safety and the criteria for determining the adequate number of driving schools in Croatia, which it based its opinion on the Ministry of Interior (MUP) regulations.

According to the competition act, the AZTN opinion made it clear that any legal or factual restriction of the number of undertakings engaged in a certain economic activity in the market (i.e. numerus clasus) is objectionable. A piece of legislation that limits the number of participants in relevant markets and creates entry barriers is unwelcome.

The AZTN finds that defining the criteria and establishing requirements for the performance of the relevant activity for general road safety may be achieved by the deployment of criteria that would ensure fair competition.

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