Police stage crackdown on motorists


Police in the Belgian capital staged a Full Integrated Police Action (FIPA) on Friday evening. In all 9,440 motorists were checked.

The crackdown on motorists led to 784 drivers were fined as a result of excessive speed. One motorist was clocked speeding at 148 km/h on a section of road near Square Montgomery where 50 km/h is permitted.

Some 50 drivers received fines for drunk-driving offences. Four people were found to be driving under the influence of banned substances. Fines were also issued for failing to wear a seat-belt (25), using a handheld mobile phone (27) and driving with an invalid licence (3).

One criminal on the police wanted persons’ list was apprehended. Preliminary results reveal that 54 drivers had to hand in their driving licence in Brussels. 

In all 120 police officers were deployed across the Brussels area in an action led by the federal police.