Thursday 09 December 2021

Police set up more mobile speed traps, 640,000 drivers fined

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The number of mobile speed traps spotted waiting to catch motorists alongside Dutch roads went up almost 40% in the first five months of this year, the AD said on Wednesday.

In total, motorists reported almost 8,000 speed traps to the Flitsmeister traffic app, which warns drivers when they are approaching one.

Police spokesman Egbert-Jan van Hasselt told the paper that he expected the number of mobile controls to increase this year, after a reduction in 2016 due to software issues and the police strike.

In total, 640,000 fines have been issued to drivers caught going too fast by speed traps so far this year.

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.