A big German city to install more speed cameras

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German municipalities to provide in the fight against speeders more and more speed traps. In order to tap into a lucrative source of income. A city denied the Trend, however.


Germany’s largest cities to build to the fight against Driving too fast, increasingly, fixed radar traps. So Hamburg and Berlin this year alone, 17 new speed cameras in operation, such as a survey of the news Agency dpa.

The Trend is continuing in the next year, so, for example, Dortmund wants to be able to flash in the next year to 18 Points at the same time, instead of only at eleven. More large cities will follow this example – with a prominent exception. Here’s the Overview:

In Hamburg, six stationary speed is now flashed at 40 locations permanently, and red light monitoring systems have been alone in this year. There are also financial incentives: Almost 18.9 million euros have been invested by the end of November the Fund, which are about three million euros more than in 2017. “For us, it’s not about getting the people to cash in”, stressed a spokesman for the Department of interior. “But who’s driving too fast, endangering themselves and the other.”

In Stuttgart, is also frequently flashed, about eleven million euros in the city last year, according to information from taken. 34 stationary speed cameras and six vehicles are in use. And the show apparently effective, as only four percent of the motorists drove at hohenheimer Straße to quickly. To be the beginning of the measurements, it has been more than seven percent, said the city.

The well-known radar trap, the stronger decrease of the speeds driven, says a spokesman for the road traffic Department in Frankfurt am Main. Stationary speed cameras are particularly effective. You have earned the city alone until the end of October four million euros. In some Places in the city, the number of speed violations by 90 percent went back.

Cologne is trying to own the information, and the locations of the mobile speed cameras as soon as possible to make. “Wherever there is mobile speed cameras are used, they are clearly visible alone through this presence, many drivers be alert and drive slower,” says a city spokesman. The locations of the speed cameras will be published each week on the website of the city.

Cologne fall is already one of the cities with the most radar and upgrades. Soon, the city operates 39 of the stationary speed cameras, seven radar cars, two flash tons and ten semistationäre systems – the case of a trailer with a radar, parked on the roadside.

Also in Berlin is often flashed: this year, the city has eleven new speed cameras installed, the round-the-clock. Approximately 1.4 million Euro, the city-state of the cost.

Dortmund also strengthened his radar controls. Currently, six inpatient facilities and five measuring vehicles are used, in the next year can be flashed at 18 locations at the same time.

The Trend also semistationäre plants, such as the pendant with Blitzer. Frankfurt am Main has this year such a pendant, Düsseldorf is testing him right now. “The city Council believes that such a speed camera supporters are, the gap between the so-called star of the boxes and to close the Monitoring at changing locations,” says Volker Paulat from the Ordnungsamt Düsseldorf. The new trailer, the city has collected last year, 7.4 million Euro through the Flashing.

In Munich are car drivers so far, at least, of fixed radar controls are largely spared. A single stationary cameras, the Bavarian capital, currently are planned according to the city, no purchases. However, the police operates according to a speaker in the urban area of eight stationary Red-light speed camera, five stationary speed cameras, as well as three stationary plants, where a combination of both.

In addition, mobile speed cameras are in use. Especially in Munich was very successful, said a spokesman. By radar controls, the Bavarian capital has cashed until September of this year, almost 1.5 million Euro – which, however, costs of around EUR 1.2 million for personnel and maintenance were the opposite.

Note. d. Red.: In the original Text it was said, in Munich, there is only a stationary speed cameras. This number referred only to devices that have been established by the city of Munich. The police operates in the urban area, however, for more stationary devices. We have corrected the error.

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