It can fine 32 people at once for speeding, running a red light, calling or tailgating
In Belgium, the Terminator among speed cameras has been put into use. The super speed camera not only measures speed, but can also see whether you are wearing your seat belt, whether you are overtaking on the right and whether you are keeping enough distance from your predecessor. The pole is located on the E411 in Beez, in the province of Namur. For now it is a test. A police commissioner reports the Belgian Newspaper: ‘We use the speed camera to measure whether trucks keep a sufficient distance – that must be 30 meters. And we check that they respect the overtaking ban. We are not issuing any fines yet.’
The Mesta Fusion
The official name of the pole is the Mesta Fusion. The super speed camera can measure speeds of up to 300 km/h on a road of up to six lanes. The range of the pole is 200 meters. In addition, the pole issues fines for people who go through a red light, overtake incorrectly, use the hard shoulder or hold their phone. For now, Belgium has no concrete plans to use the pole for motorists, but it is not ruled out.
Not a warm welcome
The super speed camera appeared in France last year. The fine machine could not count on a warm welcome there. Several posts were sawn down or set on fire hours after installation. In some cases even both. A daring move, because in France you can even end up in jail for demolishing a speed camera. The super speed camera can also be found in Qatar and Kazakhstan.