Radars in Lisbon are “billing” a lot! 1380 fines/day

Deepak Gupta July 22, 2022
Updated 2022/07/22 at 11:03 AM

We’re talking about Speed ​​Radars again. As we have already revealed a few times, the capital’s road safety system includes a total of 41 traffic control devices, installed in strategic locations, with the objective of reducing the speed practiced on the roads and, consequently, reducing the number of accidents. and the minimization of its impacts on victims.

According to the most recent figures, since June 1st, there have been 62,123 infractions, with a daily average of 1,380 occurrences.

Speed ​​cameras have already achieved revenue of 275,724 euros

Although the 41 new radars, 21 that replace old equipment and 20 in new locations, only started operating on June 1st, the Lisbon City Council has already had a revenue of 275,724 euros from the beginning of this year to June 30th. , “regarding 4,049 notices paid for speeding/fixed speed cameras”.

Fines for speeding can range from €60 to €2,500depending on the seriousness of the infraction, including whether it is inside or outside the localities.

Within towns, 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.

The implementation of the new radars as a road safety measure was decided by the former municipal executive, under the presidency of Fernando Medina (PS), in a total investment of 2.142 million 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.

Another feature is the possibility for the Municipality's Mobility Coordination Center to receive traffic data in real time (average speeds, vehicle counts with the possibility of disaggregating by vehicle type, distance between vehicles to assess road congestion), revealed the municipality, mentioning that the management of these radars is carried out by the Municipal Police.

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