The speed with which fines were paid is being linked to the simplification of the procedure and digital applications. Today it’s easier to pay your fine using a QR code. Fines can also be contested online!
Belgian justice minister Vincent Van Quickenborne (Flemish liberal): “Today you can pay and contest your fine digitally via verkeersboetes.be. You used to have to do this on paper. It’s a lot easier. If you’re caught speeding a fine will be issued within a week: digitally or on paper. In 2020 93% of fines were paid and that is a record. More people are paying their fines more quickly, because it’s so easy.”