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Flashing speed recorders make way for an undetectable digital system

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

AMSTERDAM – Violators of Dutch traffic laws soon will be subjected to a highly automated control system. The current camera boxes atop the so-called flitspalen (literally flash poles) which catches speeding traffic are being replaced by digital technology. The speed recorder submits the offender’s data electronically to a control centre and processes the ticket much quicker than was the case with the outgoing system. Offenders no longer will see a flash when caught on camera. The digital system also does not show up on any detectors drivers may illegally install in their vehicles. The first tickets already have been issued through the new system.