- Daily & Weekly newsletters
- Buy & download The Bulletin
- Comment on our articles
After a speed camera… another speed camera
Belgium’s federal traffic police does not intend to relax its efforts to tackle speeding on the motorway, several newspapers report today, and has started installing several speed cameras in a row on some stretches of road. "Far too many drivers, having just passed a speed camera, consider that the coast is clear. I would like to see this project implemented in the coming weeks," says Chief Superintendent Michaël Jonniaux, singling out the E411 and E40 motorways. According to the authorities, road safety policies deliver good results, although the number of fatalities is still too high: the death toll for Belgian motorways has gone down from 192 in 2006 to 118 in 2012. The number of speeding offences, however, has doubled over the same period, reaching 1.2 million last year. " Belgian motorists still do not grasp that speeding is a genuine problem – and the number one cause of deaths on our roads," says Jonniaux.