Tough new radars brought in as 80kph limit is eased

The 4m-high speed cameras can track hundreds of vehicles

Some speed cameras damaged or destroyed by gilets jaunes protestors are to be replaced this year by new, more powerful radars tourelles.

They can track more than 100 vehicles on both sides of a four-lane motorway.

They are intended to reinforce government road safety measures and, with the towers being 4m high, avert future attack.

However, one controversial measure – cutting the national speed limit to 80kph – is being softened with departments and mayors being allowed to return to the previous 90kph limit.

The move comes as the number of road deaths fell in 2018 for ...

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