Can you really get flashed on foot by a radar at 30 km / h?

Can Paris speed cameras flashing at 30 km / h catch you speeding while you are running?

In recent days, most of the streets of the city of Paris are now limited to the maximum speed of 30 km / h. The ten speed cameras present in these streets have therefore been recalibrated to adapt to changes in local regulations.

A few days ago, we spotted a few cyclists having fun triggering the flash of these radars while pedaling very hard on their bikes. And for a few hours now, an advertising campaign for a brand of running stores has created a buzz on the internet: it features pedestrians in the middle of the race, captured in images by these speed cameras.


But as our colleagues from Release, these images are not actually taken from radars. According to a spokesperson for road safety, it is indeed not possible that a speed camera of 30 km / h is triggered when a pedestrian passes. “These devices are only intended to detect metallic structures,” he explains. This is not the case in some other countries, however, as this video showing a sprinter managing to trigger the flash of a radar while running in front …

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