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24-hour speed check 'marathon' this Wednesday
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.