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Flashed at 275 km/h, he did not receive a fine because the radar was not approved!

A 39-year-old man, who drove at 275 km/h, was acquitted after analysis of the notice for this specific radar by his lawyer. Explanations.

It’s quite contradictory but driving in (very) excessive speeding can allow you not to be sanctioned if we are to believe the notices of certain speed cameras. Indeed, the conviction is reserved for motorists going at a speed of up to 250 km/h. Beyond that, some police radars have a technical point in their operation which can pose a problem.

Was the radar set incorrectly?

A 39-year-old French driver was flashed at 275 km/h six months ago, on the highway. While he was driving a large German sedan, he was arrested in the process. If the speed chosen was 257 km/h, the fact remains that this individual faced a serious sanction, including a fine of 1,500 euros and a 3-year license suspension. If the speed was correctly displayed, the fine was not admissible because the radar was not approved beyond 250 km/h.

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Technical error

This motorist was lucky enough to be defended by a lawyer who found a solution to avoid a lot of embarrassment. And for good reason, he did not receive any sanction because according to a technical point of the use of radar, it only allows speeds beyond 250 km/h to be taken into account. His client was therefore never flashed because he was above this limit. The charges against him were therefore quashed.

The lawyer asked the Dieppe police court to drop the charges. He won his case concerning the request for annulment on November 8. The judges were unable to object because the radar never actually displayed the speed at which the driver was traveling. THE main problem concerns calibration speed radar.

However, you should know that the radars that flash the most are autonomous radars (aka construction site). These are approved up to 300 km/h. The Mesta 210D, which has gradually replaced its predecessor in fixed cabins since 2016, is also approved up to 300 km/h.

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