Traffic: Be careful, speed trap: speed camera marathon in eight federal states

Attention, speed trap: speed camera marathon in eight federal states

The police in some federal states will be carrying out speed checks tomorrow (symbolic image). photo

© Daniel Karmann/dpa

Drivers beware: tomorrow the police will be conducting a focus on speed checks. However, not in all federal states.

In several federal states, drivers have to pay particular attention to speed cameras on the side of the road on Friday: The Police primarily carry out speed checks in Bavaria, Brandenburg, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Hamburg and Baden-Württemberg. The speed measurements are part of the speed camera marathon, with which the police want to combat speeding as one of the main causes of accidents.

In total, there are thousands of speed traps in Germany. However, opinions about the impact of such actions are divided. Berlin, Bremen, Saarland and Saxony are not participating. In Berlin it was argued that the impact of previous actions was hardly measurable.

In Baden-Württemberg, on the other hand, people are convinced of the usefulness of the control operation with a total of several thousand police officers: “Even a few kilometers per hour too fast can make the difference between life and death,” says the Ministry of the Interior there.


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