Driver caught at 240 km/h on radar in Lisbon

Deepak Gupta July 23, 2022
Updated 2022/07/23 at 9:48 PM

Lisbon radars have been in the news several times. As we have already mentioned, the Portuguese capital has a total of 41 traffic control devices, whose objective is to reduce the speed practiced on the roads and thus try to reduce the number of accidents and minimize their impacts on victims.

According to the latest report, there was a driver who was caught at 240 km/h in Lisbon in an area where the limit was 80 km/h.

Radar shot up to 240 km/h! Fines can reach 2500 euros

According to the most recent figures, since June 1st, there have been 62,123 infractions, with a daily average of 1,380 occurrences. The Lisbon Chamber has already had a revenue of 275,724 euros from the beginning of this year to June 30, “regarding 4,049 paid notices for speeding/fixed cameras”.

According to the Lisbon City Council, there has already been unbelievable. A driver was caught driving at 240 km/h on Avenida Marechal Craveiro Lopes, next to the Repsol gas station pumps, towards Airport/Benfica. In this zone, the speed limit is 80 km/h.

Driver caught at 240 km/h on radar in Lisbon

Within localities, anyone who exceeds the permitted speed of up to 20 kilometers per hour (km/h) risks paying between 60 euros of minimum fine and 300 euros of maximum fine and anyone who exceeds more than 60 km/h of the allowed speed can be sanctioned between 500 euros and 2,500 euros.

Outside towns, up to 30 km/h the minimum fine to apply is 60 euros and the maximum is 300 euros, from 60 to 80 km/h varies between 300 and 1,500 euros and above 80 km/h is sanctioned between 500 and 80 km/h. 2,500 euros.

According to the municipality, the new devices “are modern equipment with the most up-to-date technology, which allow the simultaneous control of speed on several lanes and in both directions”, while the old radars only allow speed control in a single lane.

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