traffic violations

Car Accident
Feb 20 '17 11:20

To reduce the number of casualties on Dutch roads, it is necessary to equip all cars with breathalyzers, speed limiters and a device that makes it impossible to use a cellphone while driving, National Police commissioner Egbert-Jan van Hasselt said to the Telegraaf.

According to the commissioner, motorists' behavior is getting worse and worse. "Distraction, alcohol and speeding in traffic are increasingly often the cause of accidents", Van Hasselt said to the newspaper. "I appeal to politicians to work on this."

Speedometer
Dec 6 '16 13:05

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice is working on a fine of sorts aimed at stemming the massive flow of objections to speeding tickets and traffic fines. Motorists who want to object to a fine will first have to pay a fee. If the objection turns out to be valid, he will get that money back. If not, he forfeits the fee, AD reports.

Oct 27 '16 10:01

The Netherlands needs more police officers on the roads to tackle traffic violators, national traffic prosecutor Achilles Damen said to the Telegraaf. According to him, direct confrontation between violators and officers is the most effective way to reduce violations.

"Now with speeding for example, you get a ticket in the mail about two weeks later and you don't even remember that you were driving to fast", Damen said to the newspaper. "Instant confrontation works much better and prevents recurrence." More officers on the roads mean a bigger chance of being pulled over.

Feb 29 '16 10:51

Two Belgian police officers are accusing a suspect of attempted manslaughter after he repeatedly tried to force the officers off the road with his small truck during a chase. The suspect was eventually arrested in the Netherlands. A total of five people, excluding the driver, and all the equipment necessary for a cannabis plantation was found in the truck.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Aug 3 '15 13:12

An attempt to issue a speeding ticket resulted in a high speed chase on the A10 highway and a passenger being left behind. The speeder and another passenger managed to escape on foot.

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Jul 14 '15 11:13

A drug-carrying car thief was arrested in Goes on Monday after a wild car chase. The 33 year old man from Etten-Leur was eventually tracked down by a police dog.

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May 28 '15 14:03

The PvdA thinks that traffic fines should be higher for each repeated offense. According to the party, this would force offenders to learn from their mistakes and adjust their behavior more quickly.

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Apr 29 '15 09:54

The police have decided to reinstate the Highway Patrol, to crack down on traffic violators like speeders, drunk drivers and tailgaters.

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Apr 10 '15 14:03

Many foreign drivers who are caught speeding on a speed limit camera simply go unpunished. The system can currently only process licence plates from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland.

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Feb 4 '15 12:17

8,306,094 traffic fines were issued in 2014, according to the annual traffic overview 2014. That is a decrease of more than 2 million fines compared to the 10,334,619 that was issued in 2013.

Audi A1 (Source: Wikimedia)
Aug 29 '14 15:31

Audi A1 (Source: Wikimedia)

Driver
May 29 '14 11:46

Alderman for Rotterdam, Joost Eerdmans (Safety), is heading the fight against anti-social driving behavior in the city. Together with the Netherlands Institute for Traffic Safety (NIV), Eerdmans is planning to confront the culprits with the effects of angry driving with test drives.

Apr 22 '14 09:37

While he is presenting his biography at the American Hotel, debt collectors will be using the opportunity to hand Badr Hari an envelope with an official demand for €5800 in unpaid traffic fines, de Telegraaf reports.

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