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Record two million speeding fines in six months

08:59 22/10/2019

Belgian police issued a record number of speeding fines in the first half of this year - breaking the two-million mark for the first time.

Almost three-quarters of the cases - 1.49 million - were recorded in Flanders. But the sharpest rise was in the Brussels region, up 28% to 142,226.

The number of speeding fines issued in Wallonia was broadly stable at 430,375, according to federal police figures for the first six months of 2019.

In Flanders, the highest number of speeding cases was recorded in Antwerp province (419,696). In Wallonia, drivers were most likely to be fined in Hainaut province.

The latest police statistics also reveal that 27,000 people were sanctioned by police for not wearing a seatbelt in the first half of the year.

Written by The Bulletin


Frank Lee

There are a little less than 6 million cars in Belgium, so this means that on average, 1 out of 4 car drivers got a speed ticket during the first half of the year. If we extrapolate to a whole year, your chances of getting a speed ticket climb to 50%. If you drive 2 years in Belgium, you are statistically guaranteed to get ticketed. Now, you could try to obey speed limits and therefore hope to avoid a fine, but honestly, do you always know what the limit is on every road you take?

Oct 22, 2019 15:51

It's true that it ain't always easy to know what speed is allowed where, apps like Waze can help. Too bad that many drivers in 50 zones hope it's actually 70 and don't behave like maybe it's 30.

I'm happy to see 30 areas expand and hope police will continue to fine in problematic areas...

Oct 27, 2019 13:42