You certainly know the feeling of frustration when you are fined for a fineacceleration. Mobile radar cars are more and more numerous on French motorways. In this article we will give you the indications that will allow you to do this recognize for sure those unmarked cars.
What is a mobile airborne radar?
For a number of years, the government has been installing speed cameras on the freeways to check this road traffic. Its purpose is to penalize motorists for speeding.
Since 2013, a new type of radar has appeared on the streets. That is’mobile onboard radar. As the name suggests, this radar can be placed on board a vehicle and will discreetly monitor traffic.
This radar is on unmarked cars. Unlike fixed speed cameras, this speed camera can measure the speed of another car while it is moving on the road. The cars have an infrared camera that makes it possible flash a car discreetly Acceleration.
How does a mobile speed camera work?
Before 2017 they are law enforcement agencies In uniform who drove these cars on our freeways. Now even private companies can use these unmarked cars for police excesses. This privatization aims to free the police so they can focus on something else.
As we just explained, these radars are located on the edge of an unmarked car. At the wheel there will be law enforcement or private agents. These cars circulate discreetly on the roads to check that speed limits are being observed. That is the built-in camera in the vehicle that records the car number so that the car can be issued.
The clues to spot them?
Those of us with heavy feet would still love to spot these unmarked cars. It goes without saying that it won’t be that obvious. Vehicles that have these radars still have some special features. Although not easy to spot, there are some clues so that they can be identified with certainty.
The first thing to consider a big black box found on the dashboard of some cars. Indeed, on this box is located the camera and infrared, which allows flashing the other cars that pass them.
On the rear window there is also a small box that allows it Verbalize cars backwards. However, due to their relatively small size, they are difficult to spot. She also has another clue.
In fact, the models of these unmarked cars are beginning to make themselves known. In generalthese cars are Citroën Berlingo, Dacia Sandero, Ford Focus or Peugeot (208, 308 and 508).
Penalties by airborne radar
Vehicles caught by mobile speed cameras incur the same penalties than those flashed by permanently installed speed cameras. Violators will receive a letter detailing the fine they must pay.
Within the city, the speed below 20 km/h is punishable with 135 euros. The fine is reduced to 68 euros if the driver drives out of town with a point deduction. If the limit is exceeded by between 20 and 30 km, the fine is also 135 euros. However, the driver Lose 2 points.
Between 30 km and 40 km he loses three points with a fine of 135 euros. If the limit is exceeded by between 40 km and 50 km, the fine is always 135 euros, but here it is lose 4 points. As soon as the driver exceeds 50 km, he will be fined 1,500 euros for six lost points.
That should be emphasized deduction of points is one of the penalties most feared by motorists. If we lose a point, we’ll get it back after six months if we stand firm. If you run out of points, you will need to retake your driver’s license. The only way to avoid these problems is lift the foot.