Seven million speed limit controls carried out in Brussels during the second quarter of 2017
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    Seven million speed limit controls carried out in Brussels during the second quarter of 2017

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    Wallonia aims to ramp up its road security by rolling out hundreds of new speed radars by the end of the year. Credit: © Belga
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    Brussels police carried out seven million speed controls on vehicles driving in the city, during the 2nd quarter of 2017 alone. About 14 000 of them were breaking the speed limits, and 95 drivers had an immediate withdrawal of their driving license, indicated the Brussels prosecutor. Most of the controls are carried out by automatic cameras scattered around the Brussels region. However there are also mobile radars.

    Some cases are quite extreme the police says. On 12 June, a Nissan was flashed by a mobile radar, driving 128 km/h on Léon Monnoyer where the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h. On 14 June, a Peugot was flashed by an automatic camera, driving 183 km/h on Van Praet street where the authorised driving is 70 km/h. The Rogier tunnel is also the scene of many speed infractions.

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times