The cameras catch people running red lights at Place de l'Etoile
Cameras installed at Place de l’Etoile in Luxembourg City to catch drivers running red lights and speeding captured 10,000 offences during a four-month test phase.
The cameras recorded 6,432 images of cars running a red light and another 3,816 people were caught speeding between October 2020 and end of January 2021, transport minister François Bausch (Green party) said in answer to a parliamentary question published on Friday.
During the test phase the images were saved only on the camera’s hardware. Moving forward, images will be stored on a state-managed server at a data centre in Luxembourg.
However, faces of pedestrians or other people captured by accident will be made unrecognisable should offenders wish to consult the picture. As with other speeding tickets, the pictures are not routinely sent out.
Within the police force, 21 officers have access to the database, Bausch specified, and their access to the server can be traced.
Lawmakers in February voted to give a legal basis to the new traffic cameras, roughly five years after allowing fixed speed cameras in the country.
It has since also introduced pilot projects for average speed cameras, which measure the velocity of vehicles over a certain distance rather than at just one spot.