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Speed ​​cameras in Warsaw – where are the most speeding violations?

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According to the data of the General Inspectorate of Road Transport, from January to May 2023, the largest number of speeding violations was recorded by the speed camera at Ostrobramska Street. But statistics from all over Warsaw show that drivers are increasingly taking their foot off the accelerator. Speeding has decreased by an average of around 56 percent.

According to data provided to tvnwarszawa.pl by GITD, 30 speed cameras installed in Warsaw registered 59.5 thousand violations in the first five months of this year. And this means that the drivers clearly took their foot off the accelerator. In the same period last year, i.e. from January to May 2022, devices recorded 105.7 thousand. speeding cases.

The record holder exceeded the speed by 90 km/h

– Nearly 62 percent of all cases registered this year concern exceeding the speed limit in the lowest threshold between 11 and 20 kilometers per hour more than provided for by the regulations on a given road section. Cases of extreme speeding exceeding 70 kilometers per hour account for 0.19 percent of all registered violations. We are talking about 116 cases here – explains Monika Niżniak, GITD press officer.

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– The infamous Warsaw record holder is the driver of a Honda vehicle, which in the second half of January 2023 exceeded the speed limit by 90 kilometers per hour on Trakt Brzeski. The driver was traveling at a speed of 150 km. He was punished with a fine of PLN 2,500 and 15 penalty points, Niżniak pointed out.

Busy speed camera

As it turns out, Warsaw is home to the busiest speed camera in Poland. The device is located at Ostrobramska Street, by the road towards Rembertów. From January to May 2023, the speed camera recorded 4,827 speeding incidents. This is slightly more than in the same period last year, when it recorded 4,742 speeding violations.

The data provided by GITD show that this year only five out of 30 locations had more speeding than last year. Interestingly, the number of violations recorded by five speed cameras located on the Poniatowski Bridge has dropped quite significantly. Slightly more drivers breaking the rules were “caught” by the speed camera over Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie, this year 968, from January to May last year – 922.

There are speed cameras in Warsaw, where the number of recorded violations compared to the first five months of last year has decreased several times. These are devices installed on Ostrobramska Street at the roadway towards the center and at the intersection of Sobieskiego and Witos. In the case of the latter, the decrease in the number of violations may have been caused by a change in traffic organization forced by the construction of a tram line to Wilanów.

Data from all Warsaw speed cameras are presented in the table below.

Data from Warsaw speed camerasGITD/tvn24.pl

A new fines scale

As we reported on tvnwarszawa.pl in January, throughout 2022, CANARD recorded nearly 969,000 cases of exceeding permitted speed limits. A year earlier, there were over 1.4 million. – It can be assessed that one of the factors that influenced the change in drivers’ behavior is last year’s change in regulations and the tightening of penalties – Monika Niżniak pointed out at that time. Data from Warsaw speed cameras from the first five months indicate that the downward trend continues.

On January 1, 2022, the amended Road Traffic Act and changes to the Code of Offenses entered into force. Regulation, among others increases the maximum amount of the fine that can be imposed by the court – from PLN 5,000 to PLN 30,000 PLN and increases the amount of fines that a police officer can impose – from PLN 500 to PLN 5,000. PLN, and with a few offenses up to PLN 6,000. zloty.

The new rates of fines have been specified in the Regulation of the Prime Minister. According to the document, the fine for exceeding the speed limit to 30 km/h is up to PLN 400. When exceeding the speed of 31 to 40 km/h, we will pay at least PLN 800, and further – by 41-50 km/h – PLN 1,000; at 51-60 km/h – PLN 1,500; at 61-70 km/h – PLN 2,000; by 71 km/h and more – PLN 2,500. These amounts will double in case of recidivism.

Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter/tvnwarszawa.pl

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