In the coming weeks, police will be running a pilot programme with hidden speed cameras along the southern ring road in Groningen.
Translation by Traci White
Dagblad van het Noorden reports that the covert cameras will be placed on trailers located near areas where roadworks are being carried out. According to the police, the cameras are necessary because there are too many people driving at high speeds along the motorway, especially in the evening.
The hidden cameras are a pilot in Groningen which could eventually be rolled out more widely across the entire Netherlands. RTV Noord writes that a similar pilot is being carried out on the A76 in Limburg.
In addition to speed deterrents, police are also planning to test out cameras to capture people who are texting or making phone calls while driving, and to catch drivers who remain in lanes with a red “x” displayed.
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