In 2022, 522 new radars will be made available to road control officers of the National Security and the Royal Gendarmerie. New generation mobile radars will allow speed control, overtaking and compliance with red lights.
To fight against speeding, which is one of the leading causes of road mortality, the authorities want to further strengthen traffic control, reports Médias24.
Thus the National Road Safety Agency (Narsa) has announced that these units will drop from 120 to 672 against an initial target of 1,200. The cost of the investment is estimated at 278.5 million dirhams.
As for the fixed speed cameras, which total 552 units, they will be used to monitor speed and red light compliance inside and outside urban areas. Their installation will be done immediately after the completion of the operation of locating the installation locations.
Among these radars are 72 devices for checking the average speed on highways, 276 devices for checking speed outside urban areas, 204 devices for checking compliance with speed signal lights in urban areas.
As for the speed monitoring devices, they will be installed at the motorway network level and will allow the average speed of vehicles to be monitored at the motorway sections over several kilometers.
What is special about these new radars is that in addition to detecting speeding violations and traffic lights, they can detect more than one vehicle at a time, reaching up to 24 vehicles. They have several other features, namely the detection of offenses relating to the continuous line, the distinction between light vehicles and heavy vehicles, the possibility of operation in both directions (out-of-way) and the use of laser scanning technique.
With the arrival of the new radars, the number of regions with automated traffic monitoring will increase from seven to twelve. Distributed in descending order among the 12 regions, 108 will be placed in Casablanca-Settat, 92 in Marrakech-Safi, 69 in Rabat-Salé-Kénitra, 62 in Fès-Meknès, 51 in Tanger-Tétouan-Al Hoceïma, 45 in the Oriental, 43 in Béni Mellal-Khénifra, 38 in Souss-Massa, 13 in Drâa-Tafilalet, 11 in Guelmim-Oued, 10 in Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra and finally 10 in Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab.