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Road safety crackdown ‘already working’

4 March 2004

BRUSSELS – Tough new Belgian road safety laws that came into effect at the beginning of this week are already working, Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Niews reported on Thursday.

 According to the newspaper, average speeds on Belgium’s motorways have dropped significantly since the new measures, which include heavy fines for speeding, came into force on Monday.

No precise figures are yet available but Belgian road safety experts say the effect of the new rules is being clearly felt.

“This ‘fear of the policeman’ effect is not surprising,” said driving specialist Johan De Mol, quoted in the newspaper.

“But the real question is how long will we continue to respect these new, strict laws,” he added suggesting that speeding could well become more evident again in the weeks and months to come:

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Subject: Belgian news