New speed camera technology for France
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
A new average-speed camera, which can measure driving speeds over several kilometres, will be installed near Besançon. By late 2012, roughly 20 cameras will be installed in France. Similar systems exist in Italy, the UK and Netherlands. Over a stretch of two kilometres with a 70km/h speed limit, drivers are monitored twice.
Some 13,000 to 15,000 vehicles use the portion of road near Besançon each day. During the test period, 40 speed infractions were recorded each day. Depending on the infraction, photos taken were sent to the main traffic control centre in Rennes. Local authorities claim the stretch of road is dangerous and that they are not looking for extra revenue, but the association 40 Millions d'automobilistes doubts the motivation given.