New speed cameras in Lisbon come into effect today. Know where they are and what they can detect

Based on state-of-the-art technology, these 41 devices are able to identify two-way offenses and have a greater range, but are not yet able to catch someone on a cell phone. Find out what’s changing in speed control devices

The new speed cameras, distributed throughout the city of Lisbon, came into force on Wednesday.

In addition to the 21 speed cameras already installed (and now replaced by newer devices), the capital has 20 additional speedometers, which means that Lisbon now has a total of 41 speed cameras.

All places where there is equipment, guarantees the municipality, will have a warning sign so that the driver knows that there is a radar. It is also certain that these new devices have more advanced technology that allows to understand and detect situations that the previous ones did not allow. See the location of speed cameras and everything that will change thanks to the most advanced technology operating today: the National Speed ​​Enforcement System.

Where are the speed cameras?

Speed ​​cameras in new locations

  • Santos and Castro Avenue (2)
  • Lusiada Avenue (2)
  • Avenue General Norton de Matos
  • Avenue Padre Cruz (2)
  • Avenida Marshal Gomes da Costa
  • Avenue of India
  • Avenida Infanta D. Henrique (2)
  • Avenue Dr. Alfredo Bensaude (2)
  • Avenida Almirante Gago Coutinho
  • Avenue of Ceuta
  • Avenue Calouste Gulbenkian
  • Avenida Maréchal Craveiro Lopes
  • 2nd Circular
  • Avenue dos Combatentes (2)

Existing radars and replaced by new ones

  • Avenue of India
  • Avenue of Brasília
  • Avenida Infanta D. Henrique (2)
  • Ceuta Avenue (2)
  • Avenida General Correia Barreto (2)
  • Avenue of the United States of America (2)
  • Avenida Marshal Gomes da Costa
  • Avenida Almirante Gago Coutinho
  • Eusébio da Silva Ferreira Avenue
  • 5th avenue in october
  • Church Avenue
  • Avenida Cidade do Porto
  • Avenue Joao XXI
  • Afonso Costa Avenue
  • Avenida Eng.º Duarte Pacheco
  • 2nd Circular
  • Avenue of discoveries

What can the new radars do?

The new devices operate as a 2-chamber base. The first is used to detect speeding, while the second is responsible for analyzing and controlling the flow of traffic.

Multi-directional and bi-directional control

This equipment allows simultaneous speed control in several lanes and in both directions. In other words, even if the device is placed in one of the directions, it can capture images from both. This is different from previous speed cameras which only had the ability to report speeding in one direction. Thanks to this new technology, the camera can also reach vehicles in multiple lanes.

Long range

These new radars have a greater margin of capture. Therefore, they can detect speed over a longer distance. In other words, after passing the radar, for a few meters, the camera is able to detect if the vehicle has gone too fast. This, according to the authorities, avoids the temptation to brake suddenly and then accelerate.

Not registered yet

Although more advanced, these devices are still unable to identify drivers who are going to talk on the cell phone. A technology that already exists in some countries, but which in Portugal has not yet advanced due to the protection of motorist data.

real time data

These speed cameras provide different types of data, such as real-time traffic. That is to say, they reveal the speed, the congestion on the roads and still manage to count and identify the typology of the vehicles circulating on the roads. The previous ones did not have this capability.

Do the new devices facilitate fines?

In recent years, authorities have revealed difficulties in identifying drivers at speeds above the authorized speeds, given the fragility of previous speed cameras. Indeed, it was often difficult to capture license plate images correctly. These handsets have better quality.

According to information provided by CML to CNN Portugal, this problem of lack of driver detection intensified in 2021: out of a total of 101,470 speeding situations, 21% of drivers remained unidentified.

By comparing the year 2021 with the previous year, it is possible to verify that among the offenses that the authorities have been able to validate, the most serious are considered. In 2020, 5,006 cases of very serious speeding were detected. In 2021, this number has increased to 6,565.

What is the distribution criterion?

The Lisbon City Council announced in a statement that road signs follow the road sign regulations (signal H43) and that “information panels” have been installed at all the locations of the new speed cameras, “in order to raise awareness of the need to reduce speeds are used, promoting a safer Lisbon + ”.

According to the council, the location of speed cameras is always decided “in collaboration with the municipal police”. However, the municipality guarantees that the speed control devices are always implemented in specific areas so that there is control of the entrances and exits of the city, as well as to supplement the existing radar positions and to mitigate certain risk factors such as accidents and excessive speed in certain arteries.

In this new map, there are no speed cameras without signaling or prior warning for motorists. “There are no speed cameras that are not visible,” an official CML source told CNN Portugal, adding that “the speed checks are signaled about 50 to 100 meters before the location of the speed camera”.

Concerning the 20 equipment installed in the new premises, these were decided according to the monitoring of the loss experience of the city. This decision was taken by the municipality in connection with the ANSR by considering three criteria: controlling the entrances and exits of the city, supplementing the existing radar positions and mitigating the risk factors (mainly on steep roads and on three traffic lanes of the same orientation). ).

It is recalled that the Lisbon City Council has invested 2.143 million euros in the replacement of old devices and in the purchase of 20 new ones. that the municipality of Lisbon has revealed that the date of entry into force of these devices will be June 1.

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