Walloon motorists not convinced section speed cameras are useful
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Walloon motorists are much less convinced section speed cameras have a positive impact on road safety than their Flemish counterparts. This is according to a Mobility poll published by the Flemish traffic organisation VAB on Sunday. Only 49% of Walloon motorists think these cameras are the best way to do speed checks, compared to 75% of Flemish people. 

During the poll, VAB asked 2,000 Belgians about section speed cameras. It turns out just 1 in 2 Walloon motorists (46%) think putting section speed cameras on motorways was a good idea. Flemish motorists are much more in favour of them (75%). 

4 in 10 Walloon motorists (39%) think section speed cameras have a positive impact on road safety and traffic flow. They think traffic is smoother so there are fewer traffic jams. 55% of Flemish motorists mentioned the positive impact on traffic flow. 

1 in 3 Walloon motorists think section speed cameras have a positive impact on local roads. 35% think they are useful and 30% think they make roads safer for cyclists, according to the VAB. 

Maria Novak
The Brussels Times