Welcome to the portuguese system. [emoji35]lehug wrote:
But clearly, for the past years in France, speed cam are drifting from a road safety tool to a money milking system.
Is prevention, they say; for me it's like kid's play, hiding from one of them. [emoji2357]
We have many hidden speed cam's (most of them) and then we have the SINCRO for 3 or 4 years (i think). Basically there are around 50 big boxes with a small sign a few meters before and 30 "rotation" speed cam's. So you never know if that box has a speed cam inside or not; today can be empty and tomorrow have a speed cam.
If you are caught by SINCRO, it automatically sends the information to the authorities and in a few days you receive the notification with the photo containing date, hour and speed, of the infraction.
Honestly, i like speed (not toooo much but more than legal) but i'm not against speed cam's. What i think is ridiculous is the joke that they exist for prevention and then they are always hidden [emoji2357]
If it was really for prevention, they could day "On day X (or week Y) there will be speed cam's (without telling how many and the location) on A1 (for example for being the most important highway/motorway in Portugal that connects Porto to Lisbon)".
Then, only a stupid would be speeding knowing previously that there are speed cam's somewhere.