Thursday 12 December 2019

More drivers fined for breaking speed limit by at least 30 kph

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More drivers are being caught busting the speed limit by 30 kilometres per hour or more, according to new figures from the government’s fines collection agency CJIB.

Last year, over 72,000 motorists were fined for driving between 30 and 100 kph faster than the legal speed limit, a rise of 10% on 2017, the Volkskrant reported on Friday.

While most cases involved driving on the motorway, 17 drivers were picked up for driving over 100 kph faster than permitted in built up areas.

People caught driving between 30 kph and 50 kph over the speed limit face heavier fines, from 50 kph drivers can lose their licence and those caught breaking the speed limit by 100 kph or more could have their cars impounded.

The national statistics agency CBS said last December three-quarters of the Netherlands’ 9,000 Tesla drivers picked up a speeding ticket in 2017, the highest proportion of any car brand.

Of the 30 best sold car brands in the Netherlands, Audi drivers were also most likely to be fined, followed by BMW drivers and Volvo owners.

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