Only four out of ten people polled said that they they drove more slowly since the installation of fixed speed cameras
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Have speed cameras changed driving habits in Luxembourg? 6 out of 10 people polled say no.
Six out of ten people said they had not changed their driving habits since the introduction of fixed speed cameras in Luxembourg in 2016.
According to a survey conducted by TNS Ilres with 503 people in March 2017, the majority of motorists who had not adapted their habits said this was because they already respected the speed limits.
Only four out of ten people polled said that they they drove more slowly since the installation of fixed speed cameras. Of that group, a fifth said they only slowed down in areas where fixed speed cameras had been installed.
Of the group surveyed, 3% were not affected by the speed cameras because they don’t drive.
In 2016, 20 fixed speed cameras were installed in accident black spots around Luxembourg over two phases.
During the first year, the state spent €13 million to acquire, install and operate the devices. During the first year, revenues from fines charged to speeding motorists amounted to €12.5m.
Luxembourg infrastructure minister François Bausch recently revealed a working group was looking into installing cameras which measure average speeds over stretches of road. Bausch said in March that no locations had been decided.
Three more fixed speed cameras are expected to be installed in Luxembourg in 2017 in The N8 between Saeul and Brouch; CR118 between Angelsberg and Mersch; and at the end of the A4 motorway as it joins the Raemerich roundabout.