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New ‘invisible’ mobile cameras will be rolled out in 18 departments from March 15

New ‘invisible’ mobile cameras will be rolled out in 18 departments from March 15.

The departments where new “invisible” mobile speed cameras are to be launched on March 15 are: Ile-de-France plus Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Calvados, Essonne, Haute-Garonne, Gironde, Ille-et-Vilaine, Loir-et-Cher, Loire-Atlantique, Loiret, Moselle, Nord, Oise, Pyrénées-Orientales, Rhône, Somme and Vaucluse.

There will be 20 new camera cars, each with a radar speed detector behind the number plate linked to an infra-red camera on the dashboard, meaning they are undetectable in use and virtually invisible to radar detectors.

Fitted to a fleet of Renault Meganes, the set-up is estimated by RTL to cost €70,000 (including vehicle, fuel and working time) as against the €90,000 of a fixed speed camera.

They will be used to catch excessively high-speed drivers – above autoroute speed limits - in part because of the way that they are set up to work.

Further information on this story: Speed cameras are ‘undetectable’

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