The number of traffic fines on roads outside built-up areas in Drenthe fell by more than a third last year compared to 2021, according to figures from the CJIB, the Central Judicial Collection Agency. Speeding is also less common on the highways in the province: there were 3 percent fewer fines issued there last year.

    In villages and towns, on the other hand, speeding is slightly higher. Nearly 2,000 more fines were issued there last year than two years ago. That is an increase of about 5 percent. One person has made it very furry, by the way. He drove between 50 and 55 kilometers per hour too fast, within built-up areas.

    Last year, 73,250 speeding fines were imposed in Drenthe. That is about 12 percent less than two years ago. Nationally, there is a decrease of about 2 percent.

    A notable increase in fines last year was for illegal parking and standing still. Across the country, that is almost 60,000 more than in the previous year. A possible explanation may be that after the corona crisis, parking in city centers increased again because the shops were open again. In Drenthe, there are about 500 extra fines.

    Not only did parking or standing still occur more often, this also applies to the number of fines for turning on Drenthe’s motorways. That has increased by 60 percent. This increase may be due to the farmers’ protests, with which they blocked highways.

    Over the whole of Drenthe, almost 97,000 traffic fines were imposed last year. In addition to the speeding fines, this concerns, for example, non-hands-free calling, ignoring an overtaking ban or driving without a seatbelt. Two years ago, more than 105,000 fines were issued in Drenthe.

    The fines in the province raised more than 10.7 million euros. On average, this amounts to 110 euros per fine.