The federal and local police are organising a new speed check marathon on all roads on Wednesday from six a.m. and have urged Belgians to ‘lift your foot’ and spare the accelerator throughout the 24-hour operation. Speed checks will be run on highways and secondary roads in various parts of the country, according to the federal police, who will benefit from the collaboration of 127 local precincts. Both fixed and mobile radar checkpoints will be used.
At the last speed marathon, organised in October last, 27,877 drivers – 2.54% of those checked – had exceeded the speed limits.
The police say they hope to keep speeding tickets at a minimum. If road users change their behaviour for the better, accidents will decrease and so will the number of people killed as a result of over-speeding, they say.
The result of the one-day campaign will be released by the end of Thursday.
The Brussels Times