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The radars of the future are already on our roads, they can detect dozens of offenses

Already deployed in several cities in France, urban radars are capable of detecting more than ten offenses.

A little over twenty years ago – October 27, 2003 – France inaugurated the very first radar, installed under the crackle of press photographers. on the national 20 at La Ville-du-Bois (Essonne). Since then, road control tools have been deployed widely. high speed in France. According to a census carried out most recently by Ouest-France, there are today 4,530 people. note violations by motorists almost everywhere in France. At the time, fixed speed cameras could only record vehicle speeds to penalize drivers exceeding the authorized limits. But in two decades, technologies have evolved enormously. The latest, the urban radar, is able to detect around ten offenses.

These new generation radars, which have been tested in certain cities in France for two years, have been implemented approved to flash speeding (in both directions) and crossing red lights. But a decree, published in July 2023, has seriously lengthened its size. the list of offenses, indicating in fact all those that these latest generation radars are capable of identifying. Be careful, the list is long. In addition to speeding and moving to the wrong place, a red light, these electronic boxes can detect:

  • wearing a seat belt
  • mobile phone use
  • the use of reserved lanes certain vehicles
  • traffic on the emergency lane
  • failure to respect safety distances
  • the crossing and overlapping of continuous lines
  • traffic in a prohibited direction
  • non-compliance with judgments à a STOP
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  • the insurance default
  • the sound emission level
  • wearing a helmet for motorized vehicles two, three or four wheels
  • vehicle weight limits

So many rules of the Highway Code giving rise to fines and/or withdrawal of points on the driving license in the event of non-compliance. Does this mean that these young radars are already punishing themselves? these offenses ? No. At least, not yet. Tested for two years Montbéliard, Marseille, Montpellier or even Toulouse, these control devices, called ETU (Urban Field Equipment), are a little slow to arrive. deploy. There must have been 200 of them on the territory. the end of the year 2023, as well as 500 cabins serving as decoys. But the government, which has to work in a fairly tense social context in recent months, has pushed back. &agrav; later their commissioning. Tests are nevertheless continuing in the cities mentioned above and speeding and running red lights give rise to criminal charges. flashes but not (yet) à fines.

It's probably a matter of weeks, or more certainly months, before these urban radars, small in size to blend more easily into the decor, begin &agrav; bring money back the state. What if they came to you? & be approved for the many offenses seen above – the question of personal data with photos taken at home The interior of vehicles arises in particular – these new radars risk causing misfortune on the roads. And on the wallets of motorists.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116