Speed camera vans brought in half a billion kroner in 2015

A majority in Parliament are calling for brakes on cash cow

Speed camera vans bring in millions (photo: Jutland police) Speed camera vans bring in millions (photo: Jutland police)
January 28th, 2016 12:30 pm| by Speed, cameras, vans, kroner, billions, DF, drivers
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With 75 more speed camera vans on the streets in 2015, recording 80,000 hours of footage, the Danish authorities have brought in half a billion kroner in fines.

Now a majority in Parliament say that motorists need to be warned when a van is parked on the roadside.

Several parties, including Dansk Folkeparti, call the speed camera vans nothing more than money-making machines.


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The new photo vans were part of a road safety package enacted in 2012.

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Those opposed to the speed vans say it would actually slow drivers down and be better for public safety if drivers actually knew where they were located.