More "Speed" cars in France
Updated: Jan 2, 2020
Unmarked police cars with radars to detect speeding motorists are being deployed in some areas of France
Unmarked cars equipped with hidden speed cameras are to be rolled out in three more regions of France from January 2020, the government has announced. A total of 60 vehicles will be deployed in Brittany, Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire in the new year after the government deemed a year-long trial in Normandy a success. The cars, which are operated by private companies, became operational in Normandy in April 2018. They recorded more than 12,000 speed violations in a year. Each region will be operated by a different company, which will be expected to cover 200,000 kilometres of roads in each region every month. The private unmarked speed cars operate a least six hours a day, compared to the average of 1hr 15mins for police-driven vehicles.