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Belgian police write each year 650 fines for slow driving

Belgian police write each year 650 fines for slow driving

The traffic police in Belgium, each year, an average of 650 motorists fined for driving slowly on public roads. The slow riders interfere with their driving behavior to other drivers.

It turns out that that according to Belgian media figures who minister Jan Jambon of the Interior has released. He did this in response to questions from a member of parliament.

About 150 fines to be handed out, as drivers under the mininumsnelheid of 70 kilometres per hour were. The other 500 fines agents to directors, who are “the normal course of other road users to hinder by abnormally slow to drive when there is no reason”.

Motorists who are fined for driving slowly, are all manually on the receipt is thrown. Road safety cameras can this type of violation not to register, because then in the case of a file with all the cars on the road if offenders could be identified.

Considerable catching up

Old-verkeersofficier prosecutor Koos Spee says that in the Netherlands, but rarely face penalties for slow driving be distributed. “We know in the Netherlands also no legal minimum speed more,” he explains. “And in Belgium they are the past few years, with a significant catching up in this area. That you must include in these figures.”

However, the Netherlands has the so-called ‘article 5’, in which road users can be penalised with their slow pace the rest of the traffic in danger.

Effectively nothing

“But that kind of reports have to be manually written out, including motivation, why someone dangerous was in progress,” explains Spee. “It takes relatively much time and delivers relatively little. The National Police has not enough agents to all hardrijders effectively nothing.”

The old-verkeersofficier confirms, however, that driving slowly on the highway can be very dangerous.

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