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Record traffic fines for De Lijn buses in 2020

05:06 09/08/2021

Flemish public transport company De Lijn received a record 1,848 fines for traffic violations last year, newly released figures reveal.

This is an increase of more than 40% in five years, according to figures from Flemish mobility minister Lydia Peeters requested by MP Stijn De Roo.

"De Lijn must respect the traffic rules", De Roo said. "The transport company should be a role model and it must comply with the highway code.”

The number of traffic fines at De Lijn has increased since 2016, from 1,314 to 1,848 in 2020.

Some 85% of the offences (1,583) were for excessive speed. Only the number of fines for running a red light has slightly decreased, from 74 in 2019 to 57 in 2020.

Written by Richard Harris