11 mar 20
Fil d'Actus

Netherlands lowers max speed to 100 km/h

The Netherlands is lowering the maximum speed on its highways from 130 km/h to 100 km/h. The change will only apply during the daytime (6 am-7 pm), and will take effect as soon as the signage has been installed (12-16 March). 

The country is making the change to lower emissions from transport, as part of its commitment to the ambitions of the Paris Climate Plan. Outside daytime hours, the previous speed limits will still apply: 130 km/h on most stretches, 120 km/h in some locations. 

The Dutch police has said it will perform checks to ensure the new rules are followed. Drivers are warned that their GPS may not be up to date to the new signage. 

Authored by: Frank Jacobs