The speed of some 30,000 vehicles was checked, with 1,700 drivers going too fast. This is almost 6 per cent. The European average - the anti-speeding marathon took place in 22 different European countries - is only 3 per cent.
"Belgians are still not enough aware of the dangers caused by excessive speed", explains traffic expert Kris Brijs of the University of Hasselt. A lot of work remains to be done to make Belgian drivers change their behaviour, which is why police have planned another anti-speeding marathon soon; a Belgian one this time, not part of a European initiative.