The French-speaking police court in Brussels considers that 30 km / h should be imposed near “a danger”, and not in a generalized manner.
Dince January 1, 2021, the Brussels-Capital Region has generalized the speed limit to 30 km / h throughout its territory, with a few exceptions. But a judgment rendered by the police court a few weeks before the establishment of the generalized zone thirty in Brussels, a concept already applicable in Schaerbeek, could serve as an argument to its opponents.
In his judicial decision, the judge considers that 30 km / h should be imposed near “a danger”, and not in a generalized manner.
While driving rue Royale Sainte-Marie, a motorist was flashed at 64 km / h instead of the 30 km / h imposed, reports RTL Info.
The latter won his case before the French-speaking police court in Brussels: “The municipality of Schaerbeek has decided to place the vast majority of local roads in zone 30 in an abusive manner, without taking concrete situations into account. of each artery. It should be remembered that putting an artery into “zone 30” regulation requires the existence of a danger, ”said the court.
The driver was convicted not of withdrawing his license but of a fine, which corresponds rather to a fine in zone 50 and not in zone 30. The judgment indeed considers that “the absence of any danger concrete established by the public prosecutor and in view of the configuration of the premises, it should be considered that a deprivation of the right to drive would be disproportionate. “