This is made possible by a computer system that groups all offenders’ data, we could read today in Het Nieuwsblad, De Standaard, Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Belang van Limburg.
Besides sending fully automated fines, this tool also allows justice a much better view on persistent traffic offenders, who, fine after fine, do not change their behaviour.
These people will get heavier fines and perhaps even a prison sentence. “It will also be possible to opt for an alternative sentence, such as following a driving course,” FPS (Federal Public Service) Justice spokesperson Edward Landtsheere said.
Currently, one out of five traffic fines remains unpaid. This will soon be remediated by including fines in income tax payment, or by seizing wages, or even the offender’s vehicle.