This sounds worse than it is. It means that a 6km/h downward correction will be made to all measurements that show that a motorist has exceeded the speed permitted.
The 6km/h correction is made because of the margin of error attached to Belgian speed cameras. As early as 2006 Belgium's public prosecutor's offices were asked to observe zero tolerance and only to reduce measurements of excessive speed by 6km/h. A survey carried out by the daily Het Laatste Nieuws shows that one in six offices still applies a correction of up to 11km/h.
Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens and Public Prosecutors' Panel have now decided that only a 6km/h correction is permitted.