Speed cameras to disappear

12th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

12 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The justice department is going to remove about an eighth of the total number of speed cameras along the Dutch roads. Cameras installed at points where they do not contribute to traffic safety will be removed.

12 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The justice department is going to remove about an eighth of the total number of speed cameras along the Dutch roads. Cameras installed at points where they do not contribute to traffic safety will be removed.

A spokesperson for Koos Spee, traffic officer of the Bureau for Traffic Enforcement of the Public Prosecution Service (BVOM), said this on Thursday in confirmation of reports in the Telegraaf.

A previous rough estimate from the bureau stated that a quarter of the speed cameras installed might be removed. But that figure has been reduced now to one eighth.

There are an estimated 1,700 speed cameras in the country. The justice department is currently in the process of taking over these devices from local road management authorities. As part of the changeover the department is looking into whether the cameras in each location are really necessary.

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Subject: Dutch news

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