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Markusberg radar catches 208 drivers a day

The Markusberg tunnel on the A13 near Schengen. Photo: Wikipedia/Michiel1972, Creative Commons

The Markusberg tunnel on the A13 near Schengen. Photo: Wikipedia/Michiel1972, Creative Commons

An average speed radar that launched on 1 December 2021 at the Markusberg tunnel on the A13 motorway flashes around 208 cars a day on average.

Between 1 January and 30 June 2022, the radar has caught 6,353 drivers exceeding the speed limit a month, the police told local newspaper Tageblatt. Of course, monthly numbers vary a lot, the police added.

The average speed radar measures the speed of drivers over a particular distance, unlike a normal speeding camera, which snaps speeding drivers in one location.

The Markusberg tunnel is located near Schengen in direction of Germany. It is the second such device in Luxembourg with the first located on the N11 between Waldhof in Gonderange. During the first month of its implementation at the Markusberg tunnel, the radar had flashed 6,433 drivers.

Last year, 26 people died on Luxembourg’s roads, up from 22 in 2019. Speeding and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol were among the leading causes of fatal and serious accidents.