Over 600 moped drivers caught on Amsterdam cycle lanes
Amsterdam city council officials caught 617 moped riders using cycle lanes in the three days since they started using cameras, local broadcaster AT5 reported on Monday.
The city is using cameras in an effort to catch more moped riders who break the rules and will track down the owners using a number plate recognition system.
Scooters with blue plates have been banned from most cycle lanes inside the A10 and their riders required to wear helmets since April 2019. If they are caught breaching the law they face a €95 fine.
However, barely half of all riders comply with the law and city figures show that the problem is getting worse.
The rules are currently enforced by community wardens (BOAs) who issue around 100 fines per month.
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