Parliament gives speed cameras green light
Luxembourg's parliament has approved a law paving the way for the installation of 20 fixed and six mobile speed cameras along the Grand Duchy's roads.
The bill was accepted on Wednesday following a debate in which deputies were reminded that 35 people lost their lives on the country's roads in 2014 and 245 were seriously injured.
Nearly half of all fatal accidents were caused by excessive speed, studies show. The law aims to target speeding hot spots which are often not easy to police because of their remote location.
The cost of purchasing the cameras and associated equipment is estimated at around 1.7 million euros. This, along with the cost of a monitoring station where footage from the cameras will be analysed, brings the total bill to 13 million euros.
Maintenance is expected to cost around 2 million euros per year, and the total annual cost of the project has been estimated at around 7 million euros.
According to a study by INSEE, the installation of fixed speed cameras in France had a significant impact on reducing road traffic accidents and deaths in areas where cameras were installed. This impact declined over time, however.
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