65,000 speeders snapped
22 July 2005, DORDRECHT – Speed checks on the Moerdijkbrug have generated more than EUR 3.5 million for state coffers in the past two months.
22 July 2005
DORDRECHT – Speed checks on the Moerdijkbrug have generated more than EUR 3.5 million for state coffers in the past two months.
Since mid-May 65,000 drivers have been photographed, a Zuid-Holland-Zuid police spokeswoman said on Friday. Because of road works a speed limit of 70kph is in force.
Police conduct speed checks at the request of the Rijkswaterstaat to increase road workers’ safety.
Each speeding ticket generates at least EUR 55 for the treasury.
The spokeswoman said police were not surprised at the number of lawbreakers photographed. She said the checks were effective.
“When we started, 30 to 40 percent of road users drove too fast,” she said. “That has been brought down to less than 10 percent, so it works."
Since the checks were introduced, no accidents have taken place on the bridge, she said.
Checks are expected to continue until November, when road works are expected to end.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news