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Police launch 24-hour speed check marathon on Belgian roads

Illustration picture shows two policemen on motorbikes during a speed control action of the federal police. (BELGA PHOTO JONAS ROOSENS)
05:53 06/10/2021

Intensive speed checks are scheduled throughout Belgium for Wednesday and Thursday, the federal police have announced.

From 6.00, for 24 hours, officers from more than 100 local police zones, backed up by federal police, will conduct numerous checks and install temporary speed cameras on motorways and secondary roads in the second so-called "speed marathon" of the year.

"Speeding is one of the leading causes of accidents,” the federal police said in a statement. “The objective of this action is above all to raise drivers' awareness of excessive speed."

During the previous marathon, which took place in April, no fewer than 619 checkpoints were established within the 118 participating police zones. Some 3.81% of the vehicles checked were in violation of the speed limits.

Written by Nick Amies