In place of one parking space.
@th Now there's room for this without all those tourists?
@Stoori This block of Herengracht was recently closed to automotive traffic. Surprisingly, the tourists are back, despite the heat and pandemic...
@th Good, finally getting rid of cars on those streets too!
many times, with other minor traffic violations too, it's the professional drivers that are misbehaving most.
I guess when you sit behind the wheel day after day your perception of the street environment changes quite a lot, and then it's easy to behave in a way that causes conflict with other street users
I think its a certain demographic of professional driver, particularly young men provided with a company vehicle that has satnav but not any other telemetry; and are put in a position where there are time pressures on their arrival/departure from a variety of locations.
I notice UK has introduced income-based fines for speeding recently, they seem to be mostly aimed at discouraging such chaps from exceeding speed limits for their personal advantage...