Speed Cameras in France

Dec 18, 2008 – NIWOT, CO –

Typical roadside fixed speed camera
Photo speed cameras typically use K band or narrowband Ka radar in Europe. The radar is very low power and is difficult to detect until right on top of the speed camera.
Speed Camera alongside the highway
Speed Camera in the bushes
Portable Speed Cameras are easily moved from location to location. They usually transmit license plate registration via WiFi to a nearby computer.
Mobile Speed Camera – This is the vehicle most hated by the French Drivers. Can’t say that I blame them.
France does not use narrowband Ka radar as many countries in Europe use. About 10 to 15 years ago, there were about 20 multanova speed cameras using narrowband Ka radar, but they havn’t been seen in years!
Today in France, the primary speed camera is produced by Mesta 210, Mesta 1000, both produced by Sagem. The speed cameras are either in a fixed location, like the 2000+ gatso speed cameras installed on the side of the road. The gatso speed camera emits 24.125 Ghz radar band, called Euro K Band, at an angle of 25 degrees across the highway. The Gatso speed camera transmits radar from about 25 meters to 0 meters and 98% of the Gatso speed cameras detect from the rear, to late to be detected by a typical radar detector. The wave length is never quite exactly the same. it varies, so that the same fixed radar can measure up to 4 different lanes.
The other type using Euro K Band radar is the portable speed camera, which communicates by WI-FI with the computer in the police car parked on the side of the road or out of the car, behind a wall.
There is little radar detector detectors, such as VG2, VG4 or Spectre RDD used in France, but it will come in the near future. The French police seem to get quite pissed when a driver uses a radar detector in France to get advance alerts to speed cameras and radar traps.
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