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France: Due To Bureaucracy 30% Of Radars Not Working

  Posted at 01:00:00 PM
  File under  France Uniformed
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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You got to love it when the governmental bureaucracy slows down everyone, including the government itself. It's a "there is justice in the world after all".

Here's what's happened. A new law was passed last year, making the annual technical inspection of mobile speed radars, as used by the French police, to be performed by a private 3rd party. In other words, they were no longer allowed to inspect their own radar guns, they had to let a neutral company inspect their tools. Fair enough I hear you say, that will ensure that the radars are properly homologated for use. No hanky-panky.

But... the government with it's own inertia, bureaucracy and paperwork, had their many civil servants run their Request For Proposals (RFP) process from these 3rd parties, write many memos, select one contractor, negotiate a contract, have their very long lunches and dinners, form committees, form sub committees, get task forces in place, draw-up "go-to" teams, write up papers, invent reasons why they needed to spend more tax dollars (Euros in this case), have daily meetings lasting 5 hours, etc etc etc. ... you get the message.... bureaucracy at its best (remember that it was Napoleon who invented bureaucracy).

So the deadline of the 1st of January 2010 has passed for the switch-over to private companies, and there still is no contract with a private inspection company, so now 1/3 of all radars (some 2,000 of them) used by French cops are not-to-be-used, i.e., in the cupboard waiting for an inspection. And more radars guns are being holstered as we speak, every day.

Don't you love it when a story has a happy ending? Now I realizewhy,  when I came back from the airport yesterday, that there was not a single police speed trap along the way...

Via: Autoplus

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