Over 10 million Dutch traffic violations in 2013

Over 10 million Dutch traffic violations in 2013

Dutch police have set a record for the number of traffic tickets issued in 2013.

In 2013, there were 10.334.619 traffic violations for speeding, running red lights, wrong parking, not wearing a seatbelt or helmet, hand-held phoning and the lack of bicycle lights In 2012, there were 9.661.094 traffic fines. This is evident from the annual review: traffic 2013.

The majority of the traffic fines is imposed for violating the speed limit. In 2013, there were 8.442.360 speeding violations, as opposed to 7.600.173 in 2012. Also, just as in previous years, most traffic offences are detected via electronic enforcement resources The number of traffic violations that were established through apprehension rose to 554.529 in 2013; as opposed to 501.073 in 2012.

About a quarter of the speeding violations — or, 2.159.897 –were imposed after discovery by a section control. In 2013, two section controls stand out as far as the number of fines is concerned. These are the section controls on the A4 at Leidschendam with 815,968 speeding violations and the section control on the A2 between Amsterdam and Utrecht with 990,870 speeding violations Of these, 374,321 violations were discovered in the direction from Utrecht to Amsterdam, where the section control was turned on as of 15 July 2013.

In 2013, other section controls had been (in part) turned off for maintenance or replacement. On the A10, A20 and A13, section controls will be turned back on in 2014. Once systems are turned on, that will be – as usual – announced well in advance.

With respect to other, outdated, systems, which have now been turned off, it will be determined in 2014 which locations will be provided with new systems. This concerns the A12 near The Hague, Utrecht A12, A4 at New Vennep, A58 at Bergen op Zoom and in Zeeland.. For the sake of clarity: if a section control system is turned off, control is maintained by the police in other ways, just as on other roads without section controls.

Source: Dutch government

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