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France: Yet Another New Radar Sees The Light Of Day

  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  France
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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It never ceases to amaze me the ingenuity of the authorities when they want to create new radars. The latest radar type that has started a test here in France is luckily not meant for speeders, or people who run red lights. The new radar is being installed to catch people who on a motorway decide at the very last moment, usually too late, to leave the motorway.

Motorway Divider

What (often) happens is that people don't see the signs for the off-ramp, and then at the last moment, swerve to the right to exit, and often enough don't make it. So what happens is that they hit the big green divider. Until now, when you hit one of these dividers, your vehicle usually escapes without much damage, but the divider is gone and needs to be replaced. Of the 1500 dividers, 5% have to be changed every year due to cars, motorcycle and trucks hitting them. If the crash was not too violent, the vehicle will continue their route, leaving the authorities with the bill to replace the divider. The cost to replace one...??.... $20,000! (yikes! that's like a $10,000 hammer...). A bit expensive for some plastic and some manpower. But the authorities want you to pay for the replacement, so they've installed the first radar as test on the A4 motorway, trying to catch people who crash into the dividers.

The radar is smart... if you crash into the divider, it obviously takes a photo, but also sends a SMS/Text message to the security center, warning that someone has crashed, allowing them to immediately send specialists. So will the new radar pay for itself..??

Via: Le Parisien<- Moto.Caradisiac

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