The State and the Metropolis of Lyon plan to install a hundred radars in accident-prone areas, but also where vehicles gain speed.
At the beginning of May, the sun returns to France. With him, the plants bloom little by little. In Lyon, a new “endemic” species will probably emerge. Mostly gray, with yellow and black bands, it is… speed radar !
Eh yes, the number is crazy: a hundred radars. Yes, you read correctly, the installation of a hundred radars is planned. And we’re not talking about educational speed cameras, no. It is indeed speed cameras resulting in fines. Yes, otherwise it’s not funny (and it doesn’t pay off).
Accident-prone areas targeted by radars in Lyon
These radars should be placed in accident-prone areas. They should therefore not only be used to check compliance with the 30 km/h limits. The cities of Vénissieux, Saint-Priest or Villeurbanne could be affected. The banks of the Rhonethe avenues Jean Jaurès, Marshal of Saxony or the rise of Choulans also.
Since March 30 of this year, the capital of Gaul is indeed limited to 30 km/h. A month was given to motorists to adapt. This month has passed and… it is clear that the speed practiced in the city has not changed.
In any case, this is the assessment drawn by the association 40 Million Motorists, based on data from the Coyote community. The average speed in Lyon is increased from 24.7 km / h against 25.6 km / h in the past. The opportunity to denounce the general lowering of speed, without distinction. Indeed, in many places, it is naturally impossible to exceed 30 km/h. Those in which this is possible are now limited.
The all-radar strategy is nevertheless criticized
Many questions concerning these radars still remain to be clarified. In addition to their location, their installation period but also their entry into service is not yet known. The city of Lyon currently has five fixed speed cameras and five red light speed cameras.
Let us recall that the Court of Auditors itself has criticized the all-radar strategy in July 2021. In fact, road fatalities hasn’t really gone down for several years. On the other hand, the number of speed cameras exploded. These latter generate between 500 and 824.4 million euros each year (peak in 2017).
In France, 58% of speeding offenses are also less than 5 km/h (95% are below 20 km/h). But, as always, radar is simpler, cheaper, and more profitable than educating or making real decisions.
Also read on Auto-Moto.com:
Speeding: the big scam?
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At 150 km/h instead of 30, he gets by without a fine!