Speed cameras are placed in operation
6 December 2010
The Fixed Speed Cameras on the M1 come into operation from this Monday, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure announced at Friday, December 3.
In this statement the authorities note that appropriate signs have been installed on this route to notify users of the road codes to follow."Appropriate traffic signs have been set up to inform drivers accordingly", the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said the statement. According to Le Matinal till Sunday no sign had been installed just after the Fixed Speed Camera down to the capital.
There are signs at the entrance to Montebello determinative the speed limit at 70 km/h, but some drivers do not know how fast they can drive once they have reached the Fixed Speed Cameras. Moreover, the Traffic Branch had not yet received the green light from authorities to proceed to the usage of the Fixed Speed Cameras system. It is leaked out that the Traffic Branch has not even received an official letter to the implementation of these changes.
However expected this system will be activated shortly. Recently the police run tests to check if everything went as planned and were satisfied with the results. These cameras are equipped with an objective with flash and are not likely to blind the passing drivers. This means that the cameras are not always visible until the last second. This device is positioned in a way that it can be turned around to check both road directions, but only one side at a time. These cameras are placed between Pailles and Bell Village roundabout and work constantly.
Now road is under extension and if it will be as planned three speed cameras will be added in 2011 at the devices network on the segment Montebello-Caudan. According to the information source, with the expansion of the road, the speed will be reduced from 110 km/h to 60-70 km/h because the traffic on three lanes will be dense and dangerous. Discussions are in progress to settle on the exact limit.
The speed camera is a device for controlling the speed is set alongside roads. It operates without man involvement. The radar assign to identify any vehicle exceeding the speed limit and take pictures on two objects, either the driver's face and license plate. Then, the photos are automatically returned to the central base. Images appear on the vehicle's registration number, date and time of the offense. As soon as the owner is identified, the violation is established and a copy of the charge is sent to the concerned.