The 130 kph speed limit on some stretches of motorway is not causing confusion or more speeding fines, junior justice minister Fred Teeven said in a written answer to Socialist party concerns.
The higher speed limit was introduced on some stretches of motorway over several months last year. Motoring organisation ANWB said at the time this was confusing and opened a call line which received thousands of calls from motorists confused by the signs along the roads and where one speed limit changed into another.
The Socialist party asked the minister for clarity on the subject and also wanted to know if the higher limit was causing more speeding.
Teeven says the number of offences where 130 kph is allowed has actually fallen, reports Nos television. In the last four months of 2012, 15,000 speeding fines were issued along the high speed stretches. That number dropped to 12,000 in the first four months of this year.
The minister concludes that ‘the new maximum speed limit is not causing confusion’, says the Nos.
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