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Drivers speed through Schaerbeek at 86km/hour every day, study finds
Every day, roughly three dozen drivers speed through Schaerbeek at a speed of 86km per hour in areas that have a 50km per hour speed limit.
The findings spring from multiple speed checks carried out by the Vias road safety institute on the Chaussée de Haecht, the main thoroughfare that traverses the municipality of Schaerbeek, the city’s second-most populous district.
The speed checks were carried out over a period of three weeks – from July 22 until August 9.
Vias found that, every day, 32 drivers on average zoom through the street at a speed of 86 km per hour. “These are grave speed infractions that would require the drivers to immediately appear in front of a police court,” Vias spokesperson Benoît Godart told Bruzz.
Vias pointed to the results as evidence that police should crack down on drivers who speed through the Chaussée de Haecht.
“First of all, the risk of being caught needs to go up. But adjustments to the infrastructure should also be made,” Godart said. “Today the street is a long, wide road that allows drivers to drive at high speeds.”
The Chaussée de Haecht has been the scene of multiple accidents, one of them deadly, in recent months.
Photo: Belga / Carol Verstraete
Written by Linda A. Thompson