In 2022, radar cars arrive in new French departments. Since the beginning of the year, they have been present in six additional departments and should continue to be deployed until they cover the entire territory.
The departments where radar cars are circulating in 2022
The radar carsNemesis of many motorists, continue their deployment in France. Driven on the one hand by the police, on the other by private drivers, they now travel the roads of six additional departments:
- Meurthe-et-Moselle (54)
- Moselle (57)
- Bas-Rhin (67)
- Haut-Rhin (68)
- Haute-Saone (70)
- Saone-et-Loire (71)
They should also arrive in the Côte-d’Or during the months of March and April. According to a annex document of the 2022 finance bill, the government plans “according to operational priorities, to begin deployment in all or part of the four remaining regions in mainland France”. This therefore concerns the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Île-de-France and Occitanie regions. The executive plans to go from 223 private cars, their number at the end of 2021, to more than 400 vehicles by the end of this year.
These radar cars were previously only present in the following regions: Normandy, Brittany, Pays-de-la-Loire, Centre-Val-de-Loire, Grand-Est, Hauts-de-France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and New Aquitaine.
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Radar cars also become anti-noise radars
A new feature will also be fitted to radar cars in 2022: thanks to sound sensors, they will also become anti-noise radars.
At the moment, the device is still in the testing phase. This equipment will be used for educational purposes and law enforcement will first raise awareness. Of the fines could be distributed later, but we do not yet know the amount.
How to recognize a radar car?
It is very difficult to recognize a radar car. Indeed, they do not “flashing” if they detect a speeding violation. Violations are recorded via a infrared camera present on the dashboard.
It is nevertheless possible to identify them thanks to some equipment inside and outside:
- a GPS displaying the route to follow;
- two cameras behind the front windshield, right and left;
- a camera behind the front windscreen, in the middle;
- an infrared flash located in the middle of the front bumper, usually under the license plate.
It is easier to spot them at night because small red leds are visible. During the day, they can only be seen thanks to the cameras, which look like big black housings. If the cars are fitted with tinted windows, this makes the task more difficult.
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