Flanders interrogates mayors about traffic ‘GAS’ fines
Flemish Mobility Minister, Lydia Peeters (Open Vld), wants to know how cities and municipalities use the so-called ‘GAS’ fines (Gemeentelijke Administratieve Sanctie, GAS) to punish small infringements in traffic. She, therefore, has introduced a survey among local authorities.
Every mayor in Flanders has been asked to fill in a digital questionnaire, and the results will map possible problems or indicate which elements of traffic regulation could be improved.
The coalition agreement 2019-2024 gave local authorities a tool to maintain small infringements through an administrative fine, a so-called ‘GAS’ fine. For instance, to maintain the maximum speed of 30 or 50 km/hour on their territory.
Now, the minister wants to know whether and how cities and municipalities use those fines. The results of the questionnaire will inform her about the possible argumentation to use them. Filled-in forms should be sent back before October 30th.