Authorities in the country have ruled that "a ride for a ride" is fully legal.
The unorthodox form of payment has been confirmed as legitimate by the Dutch government, writes Dutch News.
It was Transport Minister Melanie Schultz van Haeger and Minister of Justice, Ard van der Steur, who settled the matter, after the Christian conservative politician Gert-Jan Segers had questioned the practice, which he calls "illegal prostitution", in the country's parliament.
According to The Telegraph, the ministers said in a letter to parliament:
"It's not about offering sexual activities for remuneration, but offering a driving lesson. It is important that the initiative lies with the driving instructor, and focuses on offering a driving lesson, with the payment provided in sexual acts. When a sexual act offered in lieu of financial payment, that is prostitution."
It means that it is entirely legal for driving instructor to offer driving lessons in exchange for sex (if both parties are over 18 years old), but it is not permissible for a student to offer sex in lieu of payment.
According to Dutch News, it is uncertain how common the so-called "ride for a ride" is. The website writes that the police in Rotterdam investigated the case, but have not made the results of the investigation public.
Driving instructors offering the practice, known as "a ride for a ride", has increased significantly in recent months in the Netherlands, writes The Telegraph.
Dutch News writes that the payment's legality can also be very important for self-employed who advertise their services on-line. Such as craftsmen and computer technicians.
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