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Three million speeding drivers caught in just eight months

10:37 12/09/2022

Belgian authorities have issued more speeding fines so far this year than in the whole of 2021, new figures reveal.

More than three million speeding drivers on Belgian roads have been fined in the first eight months of 2022, interior minister Annelies Verlinden announced.

Speeding fines in Belgium are issued by regional processing centres, which have boosted their staffing numbers with the recent recruitment of 35 extra workers over the past two years.

Another 32 workers are due to be recruited by the end of this year to deal with a growing workload, which will allow camera images to be analysed more quickly.

"This year alone, more than three million drivers have already been reminded of their responsibilities when it comes to excessive speed," Verlinden said.

"Police are also stepping up checks for other traffic violations, such as drink- and drug-driving, as well as driving while distracted.

"When these cameras no longer catch anyone at fault, only then will our mission be fully accomplished."

Written by The Bulletin