Rheinland-Pfalz takes aim at speeders by using automated cameras

An automatic speed camera enforces the speed limit on a German roadside. Germany's state of Rheinland-Pfalz plans to crack down on excessive speeding by adding 15 more cameras to its roadways in 2017. COURTESY PHOTO
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An automatic speed camera enforces the speed limit on a German roadside. Germany's state of Rheinland-Pfalz plans to crack down on excessive speeding by adding 15 more cameras to its roadways in 2017. COURTESY PHOTO
An automatic speed camera enforces the speed limit on a German roadside. Germany's state of Rheinland-Pfalz plans to crack down on excessive speeding by adding 15 more cameras to its roadways in 2017. COURTESY PHOTO
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An automatic speed camera enforces the speed limit on a German roadside. Germany's state of Rheinland-Pfalz plans to crack down on excessive speeding by adding 15 more cameras to its roadways in 2017. COURTESY PHOTO

Rheinland-Pfalz takes aim at speeders by using automated cameras

by: Jennifer H. Svan | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: January 31, 2017

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Speed demons take heed: Germany’s Rhineland-Pfalz is preparing to crack down on drivers who exceed the speed limit as part of an initiative to reduce traffic-related injuries and deaths.

The state — host to the largest U.S. military community overseas — says it plans to put 15 more automated speed cameras on its roadways this year. That brings the total number in use by the state and local communities to 52, an increase of about 40 percent.

Ten of the new cameras will be semimobile, and five will be stationary, said Steffen Wehner, a spokesman for the state’s Interior Ministry.

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