Belgians ‘foreigners speeding most’ in France
According to the Flemish mobility organization VAB, Belgians (446.161 or 17%) are the foreigners who are flashed most in France for speeding, followed by the Spanish (406.669) and the Germans (386.287). VAB refers to figures from 2016.
2,86 million fines
France issued a total of 2,86 million speeding fines for foreign cars in 2016, being 40.5% more than in 2015. 2,56 million of these fines were for European member states. More and more countries have an agreement to exchange this kind of data among each other.
VAB supposes a lot of Belgians don’t pay attention to the different speed limits in the vicinity of cities in France or near road works. Most active speed trap in France was a mobile one at road works near Montpellier who ‘earned’ a total of 411.352 speeding fines on its own. The A9 is a highway used often by Belgians to go to Spain.
181 new mobile speed traps
Speed traps at roadworks in France registered a total of 3,5 million infringements. Last year 181 new mobile speed traps were used and since 2015 speed radars in France flash in both driving directions. They were good for a total of 2,5 million infringement registrations.
Road police uses anonymous cars to measure speed while driving along too. They saw an increase of 27% of speeding fines, but it is expected their share will further increase because private companies are allowed to drive them too this year.