Speeders beware! From 16 March 2016, fixed speed cameras are operational on Luxembourg's road network. From 1 February, 10 terminals had already been operational in the context of a test phase, a phase which now comes to an end. The fixed speed cameras will be complemented by six mobile cameras that can be used on the entire road network. That means that, from now on, fines between 49 and 145 euros await those who are flashed while speeding.
10 fixed and 6 mobile speed cameras
20 points had been selected from a list of 105, and 10 positions had been chosen to serve in a test phase, among others a post on the N11 between Gonderange and Waldhof, where an accident with three deaths occurred in 2015.
However, from 16 March the terminals are operational and connected to a network that enables the automatic sending of fines or the drafting of a written report by registered letter. And do not forget that such offenses also cost you points!
What do the fixed speed cameras do?
The fixed speed cameras measure the speed in both driving directions over a maximum of three lanes. They are equiped in such a way as to distinguish between two categories of vehicles (light motor vehicles, such as cars/motorcycles, and heavy vehicles) according to the speed limitations on the respective road segment. They take pictures of front and the rear of the offending vehicle, of its licence plate and its driver.
The picture is saved and sent by network to the processing centre, where police officers take note of the violation and proceed to the identification of the registration document holder. The fine is then sent by postal service.
On 16 March, the start date of the repressive phase of speed cameras, also marks the beginning of an automatic cross-border exchange of information on some offenses. From then on, a driver who has been flashed in Luxembourg by a speed camera will be prosecuted in their country of origin by the competent authorities. The same naturally also applies to Luxembourgers who do not respect the rules in neighboring countries.
(Source: press release from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure / editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu)