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Number of fines handed out to Stib drivers increases

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Illustration picture shows a bus of the MIVB-STIB (BELGA PHOTO)
08:03 09/11/2020

Stib drivers received 899 traffic violation tickets last year, compared to 591 in 2018, according to a report published on Saturday.

This increase can be explained in particular by speeding offences, as the number of 30kph zones in Brussels continues to grow, and other offences related to driving in the pedestrian zone on Chaussée d'Ixelles.

According to statistics released by mobility minister Elke Van den Brandt, there has been an upward trend in the number of tickets and fines handed out in the last three years.

The report published over the weekend states that this increase is mainly due to speeding violations, linked in particular to the increase in 30ph zones and speed cameras in Brussels - but also administrative fines for Stib vehicles (other than buses) using the pedestrian zone in Ixelles.

The total amount of these tickets had amounted to some €42,000, to be paid by those responsible for the offences.

Written by Nick Amies

Comments

John P

Many STIB drivers drive very aggressively with no respect to the people they are carrying. Passengers are thrown around by sudden accelerations and very hard braking, even when the need to come to a stop is foreseeable such as before traffic lights, congested intersections etc.
Drivers of double length buses have obviously never sat in the back of their bus while the driver swings around turns like a maniac!
They create problems for their passengers, for other drivers, for pedestrians and surely increase the maintenance costs of their buses many fold.

Nov 10, 2020 10:27
danbruylandt

30kph is downright RIDICULOUS, and it causes quite a bit more air pollution.
2020 is certainly (one of) the year(s) of the dogooders!
Next phase? Have every vehicle preceded by a person on foot carrying a red flag?
Like in the early days in London?

Nov 11, 2020 04:29