Map Shows Traffic Radars in South West France
Summer is here and French highways and byways beckon but, as the Sudouest website warns, motorists should beware. France has toughened controls on speed and other offences and introduced new weapons in the fight against death on the roads.
This interactive map shows all road traffic radars including new point to point control cameras for Southwest France and covers the eight districts of South West France: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Gers, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
Clicking on the boxes to the right shows where the latest cameras are located, readers can zoom in on each camera flag for greater detail. The map shows fixed cameras; traffic light cameras and section control or point-to-point radars. A point-to-point (or average) speed camera system uses a number of cameras over a length of road to measure a vehicle’s average speed and is the most recent ( and in some quarters contested) addition to France’s road safety armoury.
Meanwhile the Autonews website has listed the locations of all point to point cameras currently in place and warned summer drivers to be prudent to avoid losing points on their licenses to a system that flashes no warnings.
Autonews says: “Point to Point controls, which have recently appeared on French roads, now represent the biggest danger to your driving license points. Below we show where they are presently deployed. Average speed cameras take into account a margin of tolerance, which is 5 km/h below 100 km/h and 5% above 100 km/h. Like their fixed counterparts, these cameras are usually preceded by educational radars.
“Point to point radar is situated on bridges or on poles alongside the road. Below is a list showing where they are now installed in France:
HAUTES-ALPES : Aspremont, D1075 (in the sense Aspres on Buëch to Aspremont) over 2.9 km, limited to 90 km/h.
CHARENTE : Soyaux, D1000 (in the direction of Espagnac to Isle Saint-Michel) 3 km, limited to 90 km/h.
CHARENTE MARITIME – Pont d’Oléron, D26 (direction Chateau d’Oleron to Bourcefranc-le-Chapus) over 3. 2 km, limited to 90 km/h.
CORRÈZE Uzerche, A20 (direction Paris to Toulouse) about 7.3 km, limited to 130 km/h.
COTE D’OR : between Beaune and Rochepot, D973 (in both directions) over 3 km, limited to 90 km/h.
CREUSE : Sainte-Feyre, N145 (direction to Montlucon Gueret) over 1.8 km, limited to 110 km/h.
DEUX-SEVRES : Saint-Martin-de-Saint-Maixent A10 (between “Lusignan” exit and interchange with the A83) on 11 km, limited to 130 km/h.
Dordogne Sarlat-la-Caneda, D704 (direction Montignac Gourdon) for 2 km, limited to 90 km/h.
DOUBS : Butter, Mercureaux Way, N57 (the Bois de Peu tunnel to the roundabout Butter) 2 km, limited to 70 km/h.
GARD : between Beaucaire and Fourques, D15 (in the sense Beaucaire to Arles) 7 km, limited to 90 km/h.
Between Ales and Rousson, D16 (in both directions) for 3 km, limited to 90 km/h.
HÉRAULT Pouzols, D32 (in the sense Gignac to Pezenas) for 1.8 km, limited to 90 km/h.
ISERE : between Pont de Claix and Champagnier, N85 (in both directions) for 1.8 km, limited to 90 km/h.
HAUTE-LOIRE : Landos, N88 (direction Le Puy-en-Velay to Pradelles) about 6.9 km, limited to 90 km/h.
LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE : Pont de Saint-Nazaire, D213 (Montoir de Bretagne to Saint-Brevin-Les-Pins) 3.5 km, limited to 70 km/h.
LOIRET : between Cercottes and Chevilly D2020 (in both directions) 2.5 km, limited to 90 km/h.
LOT-ET-GARONNE Pujols, N21 (direction Agen , Villeneuve-sur-Lot) over 4.9 km, limited to 110 km/h.
MARNE : Châtelet Returns, N51 (direction Rethel to Reims) 8 km, limited to 110 km/h.
MORBIHAN : Campénéac, N24 (direction Lorient Rennes) 3 km, limited to 110 km/h.
NIÈVRE Magny-Cours, N7 (direction Nevers Mill) for 3.2 km, limited to 110 km/h.
NORTH : between Sainghin-en-Mélantois and Baisieux, A27 (in both directions) over 5.3 km, limited to 130 km/h.
ORNE Saint-Langis-lès-Mortagne, D401 (the roundabout Soleval than Saint-Langis-lès-Mortagne) 2 km, limited to 90 km/h.
La Ferte-Mace, D402 (direction La Ferte-Mace to Cars-de-Orne) 2 km, limited to 90 km/h.
PAS DE CALAIS : Divion, D301 (direction Divion to Houdain) 1.3 km, limited to 90 km/h.
PYRÉNÉES ORIENTALES : between Maury and Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, D117 (in both directions) over 4.3 km, limited to 90 km/h.
BAS-RHIN : Hochfelden, D25 (direction Hochfelden to Schaffhausen on Zorn) 1.3 km, limited to 90 km/h.
SAÔNE-ET-LOIRE : Prissé, N79 (direction Macon to Paray-le-Monial) over 5.2 km, limited to 90 km/h.
Palinges, N70 (direction Paray-le-Monial to Montceau-les-Mines) 3 km, limited to 90 km/h.
VAR : Toulon tunnel, A50 (direction Nice to Marseille) 3 km, limited to 70 km/h.
VAUCLUSE : White Horse, D973 (direction Cavaillon to Pertuis) over 7.2 km, limited to 90 km/h.
Between and Valréas Visan, D976 (direction Valréas Visan) 4.5 km, limited to 90 km/h.
VAL D’OISE Vigny, N14 (Pontoise to Magny-en-Vexin), limited to 110 km/h.
Vosges : Bertrimoutier, N159 (direction Sainte-Marie aux Mines to Saint Die des Vosges) for 2.4 km, limited to 90 km/h.
Yvelines : Auffargis, D24 (direction Cernay-la-Ville to Auffargis) 1.2 km, limited to 70 km/h.
Essarts-le-Roi, D202 (direction Senlisse to Essarts-le-Roi) over 1.9 km, limited to 70 km/h.
Soon to be in service:
ALPES MARITIMES Eze, D6007 (direction Nice to Monaco) for 1.4 km, limited to 70 km/h. In late August 2013 service.
MORBIHAN : La Meziere, D137 (direction Saint-Malo to Rennes) 5 km, limited to 110 km/h. In late August 2013 service.
RHONE : Joux, A89 (direction Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon), limited to 110 km/h.”
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