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.
Four police officers form the Police Unit Rotterdam are in court today facing charges of firing their weapons against the rules, making false statements in a police report and embezzling money.
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.
The National Treasury has already lost out on 66 million euros in speeding tickets not issued due to police action for a better collective bargaining agreement.
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