Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment has no plans to test electric cars driving at 130 kilometers per hour on a section of the A2, she wrote in a letter to the lower hose of Dutch parliament on Tuesday
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.
The police are looking for Limburg convict Hendrik M. and his girlfriend. They are suspected of assaulting and robbing a 78 year old man on the A2 in Den Bosch during the early hours of December 31st. The victim knows the two suspects
Louis and Wilma van Jaarsveld are struggling to cope with the car accident on the A2 near Maarssen last week that killed their son Ricardo and severely injured two grandsons and their daughter-in-law
The Public Prosecutor is pressing charges of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter against the man responsible for the fatal accident on the A2 highway near Maarssen last week. He was arraigned in hospital on Saturday
A serious accident on the A2 between Amsterdam and Utrecht left one person dead and seven others injured, according to the police.The highway near Maarssen is closed off while the emergency services work. They expect that it will take the rest of the afternoon.
The two men who were arrested in Susteren on Monday, were arrested on suspicion of threatening to commit a terrorist offense, according to the Public Prosecutor. The magistrate extended their custody by 14 days
The A2 highway at Susteren in Limburg was closed down in both directions due to a police investigation into a fire in a barn on Baakhoven and a nearby abandoned car. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was at the scene by 2:00 p.m. to investigate the barn with a robot.
An Ajax match and two sold out concerts in the Heineken Music Hall and Ziggo Dome is expected to cause an extreme amount of traffic around the Amsterdam Arena tonight, traffic service VID warns
Earlier this week coalition party gave indications that it wants to end the changing speed limits on the A2. The proposition will also be applicable to the A4, where the speed limit is being pushed to 130 kilometers per hour.
Coalition parties VVD and PvdA have agreed to set the speed limit on the entire A2 between Amsterdam and Utrecht to 130 kilometers per hour. The coalition plans to implement this in the Infrastructure and Environment budget discussion.
Two men were arrested in a parking lot Waalre on Tuesday afternoon after the police discovered 200 thousand euros in counterfeit bills in the trunk of their car.
The average speed check zone on the A2 highway between Utrecht and Amsterdam accounted for 31 percent of all issued speeding fines in the Netherlands last year, with 48 million euros of fines collected from there. A total of 989 thousand people received a speeding fine on that stretch of highway.
Baby Tim was so excited to meet the world that he could not wait for his mom to reach the hospital. He was born just after midnight on Sunday morning on the A2 highway near Vught, surrounded by police officers holding umbrellas to protect mom, midwife and baby from the rain. Both mom and baby are doing well.
An accident between a car and a truck on the Amstel junction near Amsterdam ended with the truck shooting through the guardrail and landing upside down after an about 10 meter fall, NOS reports. Both drivers were injured and taken to the hospital.
Damage to (possibly dozens) of new cars in Born, Limburg, has the fire department completely confused. The damage, which resembles hail damage, has no apparent source and is isolated to one parking lot, with no cars damaged outside it.
A man was shot on Australiëweg in the Westelijk Havengebied of Amsterdam around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday. The incident occurred not far from a postal sorting office. According to a police spokesperson, the victim was taken to the hospital, AD reports.
Thirty-five people were pulled from their vehicles by rescue workers after a truck loaded with hydrochloric acid was rear ended. The acid sprayed out of a tanker prompting a large-scale emergency response that shut highways and railways.
A part of the A73 highway between Nijmegen and Maasbracht is closed due to an accident involving several vehicles. One of the vehicles is a truck leaking a large quantity of hydrochloric acid. The road is closed between Linne and the junction of Het Vonderen.
The Marechaussee, the policing branch of the Dutch armed forces, confiscated the car of a 29-year old Belgian man this morning. The man has 74 unpaid traffic violations in the Netherlands with a total value of 23,000 euros.
The Public Prosecutor of the district of Maastricht is investigating fraud in the construction of the A2 tunnel. The general manager of Avenue2 and another manager have been custody for some time. The Dagblad De Limburger and the Limburgs Dagblad reported this on Wednesday.
This morning's rush hour is the busiest of the year with 400 kilometers of slow moving or stationary traffic, reports the ANWB and Traffic Information Service. The traffic jams are mainly caused by collisions, slick roads and fog.
The broadening of the highway A2 between Den Bosch and Eindhoven has been finished for seveal months, but the widening does not comply with EU rules.
A special committee will investigate whether foreigners are exploited during the construction of the A2 tunnel in Maastricht, reported alderman Albert Nuss (PvdA) on Monday to the council.