The number of fines for minor speeding violations - driving between 1 and 5 kilometers above the speed limit - increased significantly in 2016. Last year 3.1 million fines were issued for minor speeding violations, compared to 2.4 million in 2014, AD reports based on figures received through the Freedom of Information Act. That is an increase of 31 percent.
The Dutch institute for public health and environment RIVM is launching an investigation into what effects increasing the speed limit to 130 kilometers per hour will have on air pollution
A majority of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, wants a new study into extra pollution that may be caused by increasing the speed limit on highways to 130 kilometers per hour
Traffic association Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) changed its mind and is no longer against the increase in highway speed limits to 130 kilometers per hour. According to the VVN, accidents don't happen more often at 130 km/h than they do at 120 km/h. Other traffic association ANWB, on the other hand, is demanding more information about accidents happening at 130 km/h.
The increase in speed limits to 130 kilometers per hour taking effect on many highways today, will compromise the air quality, according to researchers from both the RIVM and TNO. These researchers believe it likely that the increased speed limits will result in the Netherlands exceeding the European standard for air quality
From Friday, February 5th, 19 routes will have a speed limit of 130 kilometers per hour, including parts of the A1, A27, A28 and A58. In May motorists will be allowed to drive 130 kilometers per hour during the evening on the entire A2 route between Amsterdam and Utrecht.
Motorists may soon be able to drive faster on more highways. The speed limit will be increased to 130 kilometers per hour on 19 routes early next year.