Viva La France…I think not.
Disappointing news from France as they take George Orwell’s vision a few steps further than imagined. The country is installing 150 new Average Trip Speed Cameras throughout their beautiful nation. What does this mean you say to the average rider who graces the roads of France?
Average Speed Trip Cameras take a snap shot with a time stamp at an entry point and an exit point along a specific section of highway. It then calculates the time traveled between the two points and determines whether or not the rider has been speeding. The cameras can be spaced as far as 30 km apart!
Crazy that a nation that is battling austerity, massive budget deficits, and an unemployment rate around 10% has a government that can still find the time to micro manage and monitor their own citizens’ movements around their nation. I wonder if the newly elected President will keep these once in place? They are due to be completely installed by 2014. Zut alors!