New anti-speeding marathon on Belgian roads
Thursday sees a new round of massive speed checks by local and federal police in a new anti-speeding marathon to catch as many speeding motorists as possible.
The initiative is disrupted as police are staging a week of industrial action, but it is believed that over 50 percent of the police zones are taking part.
Kristiaan Popelier of the federal police said, 'Two things are impacting on today's anti-speeding marathon: the call launched by police trades unions to down tools (they are protesting against the new pension system, red.). That's between the unions and the government. Speaking about the federal police, I can say that we will have 98 people taking part. This number was originally much higher, but we are deploying 90 police officers for the special European summit in Brussels.'