After a pilot project, all traffic cameras on Flemish motorways are always working: so anyone driving 129 kilometers per hour or more will always be fined. At the end of August, this will be the case on all Belgian motorways. This would benefit road safety, writes de Zondag.
“The cameras will now always work on Flemish motorways and only the technical tolerance of 129 kilometers per hour will apply. In Wallonia, the last four checks of high tolerance margins will be adjusted in the coming weeks so that all margins are adjusted on Belgian motorways,” said Edward Lancheri, spokesman Minister of Justice Vincent van Quekenborn in de Zondag “The kilometer per hour will be reduced to 129 by the end of August. Flash from 129 kilometers per hour will also become the norm when the new cameras are activated.”
The goal of the pilot, which began in October last year, was to determine if police and prosecutors could handle the growing influx of files if tolerances or quotas were not enforced. In places with margins of tolerance, the flash was used only at a speed of 141 or 147 kilometers per hour. Because of the quotas, flash was used at some times and not at others.
The Ministry of Justice assures that the police and prosecutors will not face any problems with the increase in the influx of refugees. “Actions have been taken in the regional processing centers of the Federal Police. In addition, a National Traffic Prosecutor’s Office has now also been set up, and recruitment is currently under way. This ensures that we are fully able to keep track of everything,” says de Lancher.
Set Route Controls
The map below shows all the route checks in Flanders. The green elements (installed) are fully connected, ready-to-use track controls. At the yellow site (installation in progress), preparations are underway at the site. The blue sites (in preparation) are future sites, as preparations on the site have not yet begun.
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