The flash Atlas of 2017 is here

München, 8. November 2017

The automobile club Mobil in Deutschland e. V. question for many years, the nature, extent and Location of mobile radar checks. The results will be published in the so-called flash Atlas, which appeared now as a 2017er-edition for Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne. Is good for such a publication, the municipalities, cities and countries, we assumed that the traffic safety is not always the decisive criterion for radar?

How did the flash Atlas?

We first look at the Atlas itself: From the 1. January to 17. October 2017 were to fall, according to the Association through the Online Community "blitzer.de" radar messages in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne, recorded and evaluated. So 56.326 speed cameras have been registered. To find out whether the most common speed camera locations consistent with the accident focal points in the cities, these were then compared. The detailed results can be found in our photo gallery.

Legitimate criticism of DVR and ACE?

The Auto Club ACE, in his shortly after the flash Atlas publish a press release, that the conclusions to mischief and to play down the quick Drive. The German road safety Council (DVR) complains, moreover, that the evaluation of the Association are based on "non-representative messages in an Internet-Blitzer-Community". So to exist in the case of science and police long been consensus that the enforcement of speed limits on a regular and unexpected controls are necessary. Between the frequency of speed cameras and the number of traffic not related to accidents is ACE and DVR are also in agreement. In addition to high-speed play in intra-urban accidents rather subordinate role. Free travel for free citizens? . But only where it is safe to do so and also allows.(ml)