Seeing as there are already 2 topics concerning France/the French I thought i’d throw in a turd.
Recently the police have just begun using radar speed traps around the Parisian area and from what I can gather it’s the first time that the country install these type of non-manned speed checks that take a photo of your car at speed and send it out to you within 3 days with the fine (between 75 and 90euro).
Now this system is pretty common in some European countries such as Britain for example where since their introduction and with other measures read deaths have dropped by up to 20% in the past 5 years. In France, an average of 18,000 people die each year due to road accidents, a figure that for me is huge when you consider the quality of the cars and the roads (driving abilities is another days question!)
But since their introduction all I hear is people attacking those that thought of the idea saying that their privacy is being impinged upon and that the state is taking too much control over their lives. Are there any French dopers that feel like this?
Is there anyone here against the use of these systems or can see why they shouldn’t be used although they seem to lead to a reduction in road accidents.