Private speed cameras: beware of the double ticket phenomenon

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You shouldn’t drive fast. Bad luck for some drivers who received not one but two bad surprises in their mailbox. Flashed on the road for speeding by radar cars from private companies, some motorists were fined by different vehicles… On the same axis and sometimes at the same time, indicates the Radars-auto site.

This practice has multiplied since August, when radar cars have been crisscrossing France for a few years now to discreetly verbalize reckless drivers. Result a few weeks later: two fines for two offences… A few minutes apart. The most striking case is perhaps that of this road user who was flashed successively on the D948 in Deux-Sèvres, between 5:50 p.m. and… 5:51 p.m.

The reason why these cars are used on the same axles at the same interval? The profitability ? Not necessarily explains the site… Although it will not help to get rid of the image of “money pump” that radars have with the public. The most likely explanation is that, in reality, these automobiles must all be present in the same place. Thus, their recall to the garage at a precise time and the optimization of their movements, probably planned by the company, must lead them on the same roads. This would largely explain why some users have been flashed several times.