the police hope to be able to fine even more speed violators with new mobile speed cameras soon. As an advanced weapon in the fight, the Public Prosecutor's office (OM) has acquired fifty mobile speed cameras, which will be deployed throughout the country. The first twelve will be in action this year. Where else is it blown for motorists? AutoWeek has listed all fixed trajectory checks.
the new movable speed cameras complement the fixed speed cameras, whether or not in combination with trajectory controls, and the mobile radar controls with which police cars are on the road on a daily basis. The mobile speed cameras will remain in one location for weeks to months. Then they are deployed in another place. < / p>
the OM has tested the new system extensively in practice. This would have shown that the mobile speed cameras have a preventive effect: far fewer speed violations were detected on site than before.
"drivers are becoming more aware of their speed and are adjusting their traffic behavior," concludes the OM. The tests took place on some provincial roads in North Brabant, in the built-up areas of Tilburg, Rotterdam and Breda and also during road work on the N7 in Groningen and on the A76 motorway near Nuth.Towards Zero road deaths by 2030
the mobile speed cameras are part of government plans to reduce the number of road deaths to zero by 2030. According to the OM, the mobile flashes have many advantages. The hard rider is surprised by it, in contrast to The Flash posts anchored in the ground that remain in the same place for years. < / p>
the current mobile controls, operated with radar equipment from a manned van, last only a few hours. However, the new mobile poles remain active 24 hours a day for several days. In addition, they are ideal for use in temporary dangerous situations, such as events or road works. Disadvantages also have the new speed cameras: they are relatively expensive and are located on a heavy foot or a trailer. This can lead to dangerous situations in the Mediterranean.
these are all the techniques that the Dutch police are currently using for speed checks:trajectory checks < / strong>
trajectory checks measure your average speed on a stretch of road. So there is a measurement at the beginning and at the end of the trajectory. The average driving speed is calculated, and the fine automatically falls on the offender on the bus. Trajectory checks are indicated by signs.
If you use a navigation app or have navigation software in your car, these trajectory checks are usually also listed in it and you are warned about them. But often you can only find a warning that the check is starting or you are in it.
Do you want to know where all the trajectory checks in the Netherlands are located? Then take a look at this overview that AutoWeek has created. < / strong>fixed speed cameras
the fixed speed cameras are usually indicated in navigation apps and also in the built-in navigation in the car. Sometimes you need a separate subscription to see them in real time. This is done via an internet connection and so you also get the current traffic information. You also have to be careful with the so-called red light cameras that these can more and more often immediately measure the speed when you drive past them. < / p> mobile speed cameras
every day there are police vans on the road with equipment to perform a speed check somewhere along the road. With these mobile flashes, the check is sometimes announced in advance. You can hear them on the radio stations. The most convenient way to keep up to date with these flashes on the go are apps like Flitsmeister, ANWB on the go, Waze, TomTom Go, TomTom AmiGO and Sygic. These also sometimes let motorists report the speed cameras themselves and put them on the map. As a result, they can be very up-to-date, but they are also not always reliable.laser guns < / strong> < p> police forces also still use laser guns with which they can very easily measure driving speed with such a thing in hand. A laser gun measures the speed at which a car drives towards the device. It does so at the speed of light and down to three digits behind the decimal point. A laser gun only shows how fast a person is driving, but does not store information from the motorist. That is why the driver is often put aside: the so-called standing position.
Anyone who receives a fine from the CJIB at home, but would like to see a photo as proof of the flashed speeding ticket, can easily see it. You can read how this works in this article from AutoWeek. < / strong>If you use a navigation system or apps with flash alerts abroad, be careful. In some countries it is forbidden to use them. Is it no longer possible to be warned? I agree. Some apps and route planners alternatively indicate a 'danger zone' that is wider than where the speed cameras themselves are. You have been warned and know where you can be caught.