“It’s a revolution for road safety,” assured the Minister of the Interior on Tuesday. Gérald Darmanin wants to ensure that mayors can now install automatic radars in their municipalities without having to obtain the agreement of the prefect, he announced in an interview daily Ouest-France.
He specified that “the communities, in connection with the inhabitants, will thus be able to put speed cameras, of noise or pollution control where they consider them useful”.
This measure must be integrated into the bill for “global security”, presented by the LREM majority and their ally of Agir and debated from November 17 in the National Assembly. The examination of the amendments to the text began on Wednesday in the law committee.
An announcement that is already worrying
The installation of fixed speed control radars is now decided by the prefects on the basis of various accidentology and road infrastructure criteria, in conjunction with the departmental directorates of the territories (DDT) and the National Agency for automated processing of offenses (Antai).
“We are moving towards variable geometry road safety. Getting the prefect out of the system means taking the risk of having a totally heterogeneous France with different rules from one department to another, from one city to another, and therefore lost French people ”, s ‘is worried with AFP Pierre Chasseray, general delegate of the association 40 million motorists.
The proposed law for “global security” notably provides for strengthening the role of municipal police, structuring the private security sector and increasing the protection of law enforcement agencies by stepping up repression against guilty persons. attacks on police and gendarmes.
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