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New 100kph speed limit on Brussels ring from 1 September

21:39 28/08/2020

New 100kph signs have gone up on the Brussels ring, as a reduced speed limit comes into force on 1 September.

The speed restriction applies to the portions of the ring road in the Brussels region and Flanders, in order to increase safety, improve air quality and help reduce noise pollution.

However, the move has not been endorsed by Wallonia, which manages 18km out of the 75km of the ring road, where the speed limit will remain at the current 120kph.

Areas where lower speed limits of 70 and 90kph already apply on the Flemish and Brussels parts of the ring road will remain unchanged. These include the Vilvoorde viaduct, the stretch through Hoeilaart and Overijse and the west side of the ring through Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Anderlecht and Forest.

Photo: Jasper Jacobs/Belga

Written by Saffina Rana

Comments

John P

Since the 120 kph limit was put in place, car and truck safety, both passive and active has improved many-fold, the same with tire technology, road pavement materials and air pollution from engines etc.
All this means that there is now much less noise & air pollution as well as much more road safety at 120 kph than ever before.
This measure is not evidence based and has nothing to do with a scientific approach.
It is definitely an other form of "taxation" and frustration producing political move.
It is of no wonder that actively thinking citizens are loosing trust in politicians en-masse.

Aug 31, 2020 08:59
danbruylandt

And so the do-gooders strike again...
This is clearly a political decision and therefore... RUBBISH !

Aug 31, 2020 12:26