More people fined for speeding over a stretch of road

The number of people caught driving too fast in speed traps – in which the speed is calculated over a stretch of road – doubled in 2012 compared with the year earlier, according to justice ministry figures.

In total, 1.4 million were fined for speeding over a distance, many of whom which were caught in speed traps on the A2 motorway between Holendrecht and Maarssen and on the A12 near Utrecht.

In total Dutch road users gathered 9.6 million fines for speeding, driving through red lights, wrong parking, driving while on the phone or not having bike lights. This is down slightly on the 2011 total.