73 new speed cameras across Flanders

The Flemish Public Works Minister, Hilde Crevits (Christian democrat), has earmarked 5 million euros for new speed cameras. The cameras will be installed along roads maintained by the Flemish Region.

The investment is intended to help the number of traffic deaths fall by 200 across Flanders by 2020. The number of people seriously injured on our roads should decrease by 1,500.

Ms Crevits insists that the cameras will all be installed at locations known to be dangerous. No new speed cameras are being installed on the motorways because there the focus will be on checking motorists' speed over a stretch of their journey. A pilot project is already underway.

In all 34 new speed cameras will be installed at traffic lights and intersections: 11 in West Flanders, 6 in East Flanders, 6 in Flemish Brabant, 9 in Antwerp and 2 in Limburg.

A further 39 speed cameras will be installed at different locations along roads: 3 in West Flanders, 9 in East Flanders, 6 in Flemish Brabant, 14 in Antwerp and 7 in Limburg.