Brussels region invests in mobile speed enforcement
The region leases two so-called LIDAR mobile speed enforcement cameras. The camera does not work like fixed speed cameras in use that are triggered by induction loops in the street or road surface. The LIDAR uses an infrared high shutter speed laser that tracks the vehicles as they pass by the device. The lease costs hundred thousand euro per year, but the return on investment is high.
The LIDAR is currently used for the first time on a road safety black zone, with recent road casualties. The neighbourhood committee in the area gathered seven hundred signatures to support action in the field of enforcing speed limits. In the future, the LIDAR will be used in tunnels and close to roadworks.