Speed cameras could soon disappear from our roads. Appearing in 2012, these devices that measure the average speed of a vehicle between point A and point B are not appreciated by Road Safety. Not because they would be inefficient, but because they are not profitable. A point of view denounced by 40 million motorists.
"An unacceptable policy that once again puts the health of the state coffers before the safety of motorists," the association said on Tuesday. One could consider that these section radars, which ensure "compliance with regulations on entire sections of road and not only at a time T", are good tools says the association.
Radars too expensive to maintain
Moreover, these devices flash an average of 5,000 motorists per year against 14,000 for automatic radars. Proof that users seem to be more vigilant on sections equipped with these radars. But now, this difference also highlights a lack of profitability for the state coffers.
After ten years on the road, these devices need to be repaired or replaced. Operations considered too expensive compared to what they bring in. Road Safety is therefore tempted to replace these radars with state-of-the-art turret radars that will flash three times more.
This does not satisfy 40 million motorists. "With this umpteenth demonstration of the quest for a repression system as profitable as possible, we once again have proof that radars are not there to ensure the safety of users, but indeed to make the pockets of motorists," denounces the association.
However, section speed cameras could very well reappear on our roads in a few years, according to Auto Plus. Road Safety would like to see the development of a more efficient system that is less costly in terms of maintenance. Meanwhile, 40 million motorists are repeating a message: "Safety must be built with users, not against them".
- Road safety
- Minor offence