The number of fines for rudeness doubled on the De Lijn network from 2015 to 2017

Thursday, 08 March 2018 13:05
The number of fines for rudeness doubled on the De Lijn network from 2015 to 2017 © Belga
The number of fines for bad manners handed out by controllers on the Flemish public transport network, De Lijn,  increased from 1,239 in 2015 to 2,626 in 2017, notes Wednesday the Flemish Mediator in its annual report.
At the same time, the number of fines issued against  riders without a bus ticket has gone up by nearly 30% (from 51,745 to 66,829).

De Lijn explains these high increases by the greater number of targeted controls (+25%), and promises to keep stepping up this effort, especially on the tramways, where there is a higher number of riders without a ticket. The company had raised the fines in 2015. It also points out that 98% of its clientele properly pays its transportation tickets.

The Brussels Times
Google Plus

More Stories

Three more boars found dead with African swine fever

Three more boars found dead with African swine fever

The wildlife health monitoring network in Wallonia on Friday confirmed three new cases of African swine fever found in dead wild boars.

Belgians produced 63 million tonnes of waste in 2016

Belgians produced 63 million tonnes of waste in 2016

Statbel, the Belgian Office for Statistics reports that the Belgian economy and households combined produced more than 63 million tonnes of waste in 2016.

New evidence that hacking of Proximus was work of British intelligence

New evidence that hacking of Proximus was work of British intelligence

The federal prosecutor’s office is almost ready with its report on an incident of hacking of Proximus in 2013, for which it claims British intelligence was responsible.