Route checks on provincial roads have resulted in about 200,000 fines since their introduction a year and a half ago. Most fines were handed out on the N325 between Westervoortsedijk and Huissen, according to figures from the Public Prosecution Service.
The provincial section checks have now been introduced on nineteen N roads, the twentieth and last will follow tomorrow. That is the N205 near Hoofddorp. There is a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour.
Speeding violations are automatically forwarded to the Central Judicial Collection Agency, after which a fine is issued. According to the Public Prosecution Service, the checks are very useful and necessary.
Provincial roads are the most dangerous roads in the Netherlands, according to the Public Prosecution Service. Roughly a quarter of all road deaths occur on provincial roads, while only 6 percent of roads in the Netherlands are provincial roads.
“It is therefore important that the roads there are made safer,” said public prosecutor Lindi van Hemert. “With a section control, there is less speed and therefore the road is safer.”
Since the introduction of section checks on N-roads, 190,000 fines have been handed out
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