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Another 60 speed cameras on Brussels' roads

20:32 20/11/2019

The Brussels government has announced a major increase in the number of speed cameras covering the region's roads, increasing from 89 to 149.

The new radars are all due to be installed next year, mobility minister Elke Van den Brandt told the Brussels parliament this week.

The purchase of 60 extra cameras comes ahead of the Brussels region becoming predominantly a 30kph zone from 2021.

Of the 89 fixed radars currently dotted around Brussels, a third are defective and are gradually being put back into service.

The Brussels region will devote almost €13 million to road safety next year, an increase of 12%.

Written by The Bulletin

Comments

Frank Lee

Speed cameras should not be considered part of "road safety." They only cause some drivers to hit their brakes a few meters ahead of the device, which creates hazardous conditions for other drivers and serve absolutely no other purpose than for the state to try to grab even more of your hard-earned euros...

Nov 21, 2019 18:10
CM

It's a tax on idiots, which I'm all for. And the idiots should be driving at the correct speed, not hitting their brakes a few metres ahead of the cameras.

Nov 22, 2019 07:24
Frank Lee

CM, all taxes are taxes on idiots.

Nov 23, 2019 12:03
CM

Nope, the idea that nobody should pay tax is idiotic. The idea that idiots should pay taxes for behaving like idiots is utterly unidiotic.

Nov 23, 2019 19:39
Frank Lee

CM, I pay taxes just like (almost) everybody else... but we've been conditioned into thinking that the only way a government can function is through taxation. It isn't true. Anyway, this article is about fines, which aren't really taxes.

Nov 25, 2019 18:28
CM

Seriously Frank, how would a government function without taxation? I know it's been tried in Cambodia but as I recall it didn't work too well.

Nov 25, 2019 19:23
CC_R

They should install average speed cameras like they have in the UK these dotted along a route do make drivers comply or face fines because the break speed idea doesnt work, but this require Automatic number plate recognition, this could be issue in some where as diverse as BXL. What they really need is to sort out junction blocking and turning lights maybe if traffic actually flowed better people would speed less because one never knows if a journey into BXL will be 30 mins or 4 hours from out here in overijse

Dec 4, 2019 16:02