Illustration photo. Luxembourg authorities will in 2019 install cameras to measure average speeds on the N11
Luxembourg’s crackdown on speeding motorists will be ramped up starting end of 2019 when it rolls out cameras monitoring average speeds on the N11.
The six-kilometre section of road between Waldhof and Gonderange will monitoring by the cameras, which are expected to be installed after the summer, according to mobility minister François Bausch (déi gréng). Following a test period, he said that the cameras would become operational for the end of 2019-start of 2010.
The site is a notorious black spot for road traffic accidents. In 2015, three people died in a colision. The first fixed speed camera to be installed in Luxembourg was located between Gonderange and Waldhof in 2016.
Average speed cameras are used to identify vehicles and their speeds at the start and end of the section of road. If the average speed calculated exceeds the speed limit, motorists will be sent a fine by post.
The use of such devices has been divisive in Germany’s Lower Saxony region where their use has been suspended since May 2019 because it conflicts with the law concerning public rights over their own information, known as informational self-determination.
In the case of the cameras used in Luxembourg, Bausch explained that data captured of motorists whose speeds do not exceed the limit, will be deleted immediately from the database.