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Radar cars: where to find them?

Unmarked radar cars are increasingly numerous on our roads, thanks to the outsourcing of their driving by private companies. Here’s where to find them!

Initially launched in March 2013, the unmarked radar cars (or RMNG, for New Generation Mobile Speed ​​Cameras) are now 385 in the whole of France, according to figures from Road Safety at 1is January 2021. It is always difficult to distinguish them since the models used are particularly versatile: Peugeot 308, Dacia Sandero, Citroën Berlingo, etc…

In detail, 302 of these cars are driven by law enforcement, and 83 are driven by private outsourced driving operators. Still according to this official source, “Outsourcing the driving of radar cars makes it possible to free up and make better use of the skills and qualifications of the police, in particular to carry out other types of checks on the roads (alcohol and narcotics) or other dangerous behaviors. ».

In reality, the privatization of radar cars is a very lucrative business, since it allows multiply the profits by twenty

of these “mobile-mobile” radars, according to the Drivers’ Defense League, which campaigns to report them.

Soon 450 radar cars throughout France

By the end of the year, these radar cars will number 450 in the whole of France : this will be made possible by converting vehicles currently driven by the police, in order to use them for private operators.

The fleet of these outsourced radars on wheels will then be increased to 223. Here is a detailed description of the regions where you will find them:

Radar cars currently in circulation:

  • Normandy: 26 vehicles
  • Brittany: 18 vehicles
  • Pays-de-la-Loire: 19 vehicles
  • Centre-Loire Valley: 20 vehicles

Radar cars in operation from the second half of 2021:

  • Grand-Est: 40 cars
  • Hauts-de-France: 33 cars
  • Burgundy-Franche-Comté: 24 cars
  • New Aquitaine: 45 cars

There is also no shortage of job offers for candidates wishing to drive these unmarked radar cars!

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