Most motorists in Netherlands don't know speed limit

13th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

A survey shows most drivers are unaware when they enter built-up areas and the speed limit allowed on the roads.

The Netherlands – Motorists are often clueless about the speed limit that are allowed on local main roads and in built-up areas, reveals a survey released by the Dutch automobile association ANWB.

Findings show that drivers are often unsure whether or not they are driving in a built-up area.

Within built-up areas the standard speed limit is 50 kilometres per hour, while on local main roads the limit is 80 unless traffic signs show otherwise.

The association wants more traffic signs to be put up so motorists can know the speed limit. White lines on the road are often poorly maintained and hard to see.

Around 8,000 serious accidents resulting in injury or death occur on local main roads in the Netherlands each year.

On highways, the figure is less than 1,000.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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