Motoring organisation books 2,000 complaints about speed signs
Tuesday 25 September 2012
Some 2,400 complaints have been made to motoring organisation ANWB about the wide variation in speed limits in the Netherlands, news agency ANP reports.
In particular, drivers are confused by the secondary boards attached to speed limit signs, the ANWB said. For example, on roads with variable speed limits many people do not understand what is meant by a small sign saying 'when the rush hour lane is closed' or '19h - 8hr'.
The speed limit was raised to 130 kph on many Dutch motorways at the beginning of this month.
Despite the complaints, the ANWB said most speed limits are clear and improvements are being made all the time.
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