Thousands of old Dutch traffic fines head to Belgium

9th September 2014, Comments 2 comments

Thousands of Belgian motorists are about to receive old parking tickets from the Netherlands, thanks to an agreement on privacy, according to Belgian media.

The exchange of information about traffic fines was halted in 2012 because of problems with privacy legislation but a new treaty has just come into force and that means the fines can now be sent, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday.

Even though some of the fines date back several years, they will still have to be paid because the Netherlands has a five-year expiry on such offences.

Dutch motorists can also now expect a fine for their offences in Belgium, the Telegraaf adds.


2 Comments To This Article

  • carrico posted:

    on 10th September 2014, 13:53:34 - Reply

    Elvis: Great to hear your grumbling again. Let's see: If this is Tuesday, I must be in Belgium. Lolling in Montavilla.
  • elvis posted:

    on 9th September 2014, 15:23:58 - Reply

    as usual, anything about the dutch is a ripoff: so are traffic fines.

    I recently got a finel for 250 Euros for a going through a red light. 250 Euro=320 bucks. This is a total rip off.

    poor dutch government fixing her finances by ripping off/steaing.