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These invisible radars are now present on all the roads of France - the fines will fall

These new generation radars are undetectable and their implementation is accelerating.

152 speeding incidents recorded in five days on a departmental road! This is the spectacular capture achieved by the Val-d'Oise gendarmerie a few weeks ago. On the rd14 and the rd63, near the communes of Commeny and Bellay-en-Vexin, as revealed by the Actu.fr site, the sanctioned motorists saw nothing coming. And for good reason, they were "caught" by undetectable radars, embedded in law enforcement vehicles. Much further south, in Tarn-et-Garonne, these new generation radars, capable of measuring the speed of cars in both directions of traffic, have also been implemented. deployed since the start of the school year on the roads of the department. A big first according to the La D&eac;pêche website.

If these unmarked radar cars are plying the roads of France more and more, it is because their number is booming. These new generation devices, which saw the light of day in 2013, were estimated at approximately 400 à the end of 2022. A year later, their number has almost doubled. If these radars are not all upgraded; the disposition of the national police and the gendarmerie – approximately 50% of the device is managed by private companies – all the revenue goes into the pockets of the state. And given their performance, their profitability is excellent.

The noose is therefore tightening on motorists. Especially since mobile radars are now deployed throughout France. Until then in action in eight of the twelve regions of France, they extended to the last four during the year. The roads of Ile-de-France, Occitanie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur are now also surveyed by these vehicles whose on-board radars operate while driving (on 3 lanes) or at different speeds. stop (4 lanes). We can now find them everywhere!

Additional bad news for drivers, including those with low-speed tires. two wheels which are not spared: these radars take photos of vehicles speeding without flashing them. The surprise is therefore even more unpleasant when the PV arrives in the mailbox. Finally, just to confuse the issue even further, the car models incorporating these sophisticated devices continue to diversify. Peugeot 308 and 508, CitroĆ«n Berlingo, Ford Focus, Golf 7, Volkswagen Passat 7 and 8, Seat Leon, Skoda Octavia… The list is long. And as with mobile radars, they continue to increase.

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