The French government wants to make it easier for local authorities to install speed cameras

  • December 10, 2020

French cities and towns will be able to install speed cameras within their territory without consulting with the government’s state representatives (prefects), according to legal changes debated last month.

Although speed cameras are a familiar site on French national roads and motorways, until now it has been complicated for mayors to install them on urban roads, requiring multiple levels of bureaucracy to be consulted.

If approved, the change would allow mayors to install speed cameras as well as noise and air pollution monitoring equipment as needed.