A new traffic campaign will soon be launched in Drenthe to improve safety on the infamous N34. Nothing crazy so far, until you hear what one of the pillars of the campaign is: drive faster. It seems that quite a few people drive too slowly on the N-road, where 100 is allowed. People would even regularly drive 50 or 60 km/h. Apparently there are people who don’t know that you can drive 100 km/h there or people who simply don’t understand.
The speed difference makes the N34 dangerous, for example because people are more likely to overtake. ‘If you no longer dare to drive fast, avoid motorways and motorways. Especially if you don’t dare to insert at the right speed,” Yvonne Baas of Safe Traffic Netherlands Drenthe told the newspaper. Newspaper of the North Noord. The organization supports the campaign that, among other things, warns people to continue driving.
Why not lower the speed limit?
The provincial government states that a lower maximum speed does not suit the character of the road and is therefore implausible, reports the Newspaper of the North Noord. The campaign will run on social media and leaflets will be distributed at petrol stations and other gathering places for motorists to encourage safer road behaviour. In addition, the police will enforce more on the N34.
Is driving too slow illegal?
In principle, there is no law against driving too slowly. There is, however, a collective law that makes it possible for the police to hand out fines if there is danger or hindrance. Regular viewers know this law from Look at the Road as ‘Article 5’. This law also makes it possible, for example, to fine handbrake bends. Under this so-called ‘coat rack law’ even the driving license can be taken away.
The Hunebed Highway
The N34 is also known as the Hunebed Highway. The N34 starts at the A28 and runs along Zuidlaren, Gieten, Borger, Emmen, Coevorden and Ommen. For the fans: Gert Warring made a song about the Hunebed Highway, which you can listen to below.