Resumé Overflakkee: The Netherlands was/is in a nitrogen crisis and therefore measures had to be taken as quickly as possible at the beginning of last year. Tackling farmers helps, but will take far too long. And so it became the driver who had to surrender. In March 2020, the maximum speed during the day went from 130 km/h to 100 km/h. Only on some routes you are allowed to drive faster after 19:00.
Half of the Dutch want to drive faster than 100 km/h
Just over 50 percent of the Dutch are not happy with this, according to CBS: 9 percent want 100 km/h as the maximum, 24 percent go for 120 km/h, 15 percent think back fondly to 130, and 1 percent want even harder. And then there is also 1 percent who do not want a speed limit at all, such as on some sections of the autobahn in Germany. Exactly 41 percent say they are satisfied with the maximum speed of 100 km/h, 3 percent want to go to 90 km/h or less.
Especially people who don’t drive every day find 100 km/h fine
Logically, older people are most satisfied with 100 km/h as the maximum speed. The percentage is 51.9 percent for 65 to 75-year-olds and 57.9 percent for over-75s. In the 18 to 45 age group, only a third agree with the current limit. Furthermore, it is mainly highly educated people, city dwellers and motorists who are not on the road every day who think 100 km/h is fine. Only 29.7 percent of daily drivers are satisfied.