This Dutch city gives cash to community projects for every motorist that sticks to speed limit

Will this get drivers to slow down and stick to the speed limit?

20mph speed limits have been shown to have a limited affect in the UK

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With research showing that reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph only reducing actual vehicle speeds by 1mph, one Dutch province is taking innovative action to encourage motorists to abide by lower limits.

As reported by The Guardian, the Dutch province of North Brabant has installed a new speed camera in the city of Helmond which does not fine drivers for breaking the speed limit, but instead gives cash to community projects for every motorist that abides by the 30kmh (19mph) limit.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.