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1,100 fines for putting cyclists, pedestrians in danger
The Brussels-City/Ixelles police zone wrote out more than 1,100 fines for drivers in the month of March alone for infractions relating to putting pedestrians and cyclists in danger.
Nearly 200 fines were handed out in the zone for parking on a cycle path, while another 183 went to cars parked on the pavement. More than 100 fines went to drivers who parked in a pedestrian zone.
But by far the largest number – 640 – went to drivers who put pedestrians in danger by, for instance, blocking or not stopping at a pedestrian crossing.
Also in March, police in the same zone handed out more than 790 fines for either not wearing a seatbelt or not putting children in a car seat.
Photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck/BELGA