Speed checks: Brussels police fined 25,000 drivers over three months

Speed checks: Brussels police fined 25,000 drivers over three months
One person was caught driving at 162 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. Credit: Belga

During the second quarter of this year, almost 10 million drivers were checked by the traffic directorate of the Brussels Capital-Ixelles police zone, which resulted in some 25,000 people being fined.

Between 1 April and 30 June, the speed of 9,758,387 motorists in the centre of Brussels was checked via fixed cameras, mobile speed cameras and the LIDAR speed camera (the mobile "super" cameras). A total of 19,434 drivers were fined during these checks.

As is usually the case, the fixed speed cameras caught most drivers (10,945), followed by the mobile (5,631) and the LIDAR cameras (3,128). During actions with immediate interception, 73 drivers were taken off the road, and their driving licences were immediately withdrawn for a period of 15 days.

Additionally, another 6,137 drivers were fined as a result of the section controls in the Porte de Hal tunnel and Bailli tunnel, as well as in the Louise tunnels.

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In some places, very dangerous speeds were reported, including on the Avenue Jules van Praet near Schaerbeek train station, where one motorist immediately lost their driving licence for 15 days after being intercepted when driving at 168 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.

Meanwhile, a speed camera flashed one person who was driving at 103 km/h in a 30 km/h zone on Boulevard de Nieuport near the canal, and a section control flashed a motorist driving 162 km/h in the Bailli tunnel, where the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h.

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