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24-hour speed check 'marathon' this Wednesday

21:06 31/03/2019

About a million drivers in Belgium will be subject to a mobile speed check on Wednesday, as federal police carry out their 11th "speed marathon" across the country.

The large-scale operation begins at 6.00 on 3 April and runs for 24 hours. During the last one, in October, 27,877 speeding vehicles were caught.

Federal police will work with local police forces to set up mobile radars at unannounced locations on motorways, regional and local roads.

Most of the money collected from speeding fines goes into a dedicated Road Safety Fund, which distributes the funds to the federal police and 186 local police divisions to finance road safety awareness campaigns and operations.

Written by The Bulletin



the government simply looks at automobiles as a source of income....if you don't drive like a "perfect little robot" will pay pay pay

Apr 1, 2019 08:36

Excellent. All the speeding cretins will pay, pay, pay! Why don't they just do this 100% of the time?

Apr 1, 2019 09:59

Cars are just cash-cows for the federal, regional and local governments. If safe driving were really a concern, they would completely revamp the way driving is taught in Belgium. Speeding is just one of the multitude of issues that make it so unsafe/unpleasant to drive here. But it's the easiest one to cash in on.

Apr 1, 2019 10:44