Flanders lowers speed limits to 70km/h
As The Bulletin reports, about three quarters of Flanders' regional roads (6,000km) had already adopted a 70km/h speed limit before when 90km/h were the official norm. As a consequence, drivers experienced frequent change of speed limits along the same road. The general 70km/h speed limit aims to avoid confusion among drivers and, and the same time, reduce the number of road deaths following accidents. In 2015, 390 fatalities occured on Flanders' regional roads.