In a earlier message, "Speed tickets for every one", I reported on the scandalous behavior of the Dutch government in taking care of road safety. Now new reports in the media say that the minister of infrastructure, Karla Peijs, has personally ordered the excessive ticketing of Dutch drivers instead of improving the road safety and warning signs. The excessive ticketing should protect her against liability claims in case of (fatal) accidents. The biggest auto mobile club (ANWB) already asked the Judicial branch to dismiss the charges because the very low speed limit was not clear.
Anonymous sources within the traffic police says its 'panic politics'. 'The police now gets all the heat but nobody will blame minister Peijs for these ridiculous acts'. The minister declined to comment but does not agree.