Thousands fined despite respecting speed limit

Thousands of motorists using the Kennedy tunnel near Antwerp have received a speeding fine despite the fact that they didn't actually break the rules. Digital road signs indicated a maximum speed of 100 kilometres per hour, but a software problem activated speed cameras as from 70 km/h. The mistake happened last Monday, between 9 and 11pm.
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Many motorists got caught, but nobody will have to cough up a fine, explains Wim Redig of the federal police: "People can rest assured. All those that were found speeding unjustly, will not be fined."

This is good news for all motorists that were caught speeding, including those that actually exceeded the speed limit of 100 km/h. "We are talking about thousands of drivers. It would be an immense job to filter them out. For this once, those that actually did go too fast, will escape."

The Kennedy Tunnel links the left bank of the Scheldt (Linkeroever) to the right bank (Rechteroever) and is one of Belgium's busiest stretches of road, with an average of some 6,000 drivers per hour.