Motorists’ nightmare. Radars have been dispatched on our roads since the beginning of the 2000s, “with a view to reducing the number of road deaths”, recalls the Road Safety site. Many people do not really see it like that and believe that they were mainly put in place to bail out the state coffers… By the way, who decides on the location of these devices?

As Road Safety explains, “the decision to install a radar is made on sites where a higher than average number of injury accidents occur, where speed is often involved in the occurrence of these accidents and where controls are difficult to carry out with human means”. Here is the speed limit for speed cameras:

If automated controls began in France in 2002, it took another ten years to see the appearance of “new generation mobile” radars, also called radar cars. Embarked on board unmarked cars, they detect without visible flash and while driving, all vehicles in excess of speed.

According to Road Safety, “they are designed to target drivers responsible for excessive speeding: the technical margin of these radars is 10 km/h for speed limits lower than 100 km/h and 10% for speed limits. speeds above 100 km/h (against 5 km/h and 5% for other speed control cameras).

For the moment, private radar cars do not circulate in all regions, but new territories will soon be subject to them as well. Find out below which departments will be affected by the end of 2022 and 2023.