Paris not only hunts down polluting vehicles, but also those that make the most noise. And now the anti-noise radars arrive in the streets of the capital, first for a life-size experiment, then for an effective verbalization very soon!
The very first noise control sound radar was installed this Monday, February 14, 2022 in the 20th districtmore specifically at 54 Rue d’Avron. He will not remain alone for long because a second similar device will be installed from this Tuesday, February 15 in the 17th district this time, rue Cardinet.
As for the device itself, it is the sound radar called “Hydre”, like the one installed on Monday January 3, 2022 along the RD46 in Saint-Lambert-des-Bois in the Chevreuse Valley (78 ).
This system consists of two acoustic devices baptized “jellyfish” composed of 4 microphones each, calculating both the sound level and the angles of origin of the noise. These two jellyfish are protected by metal cages. A 180° wide-angle camera is also integrated allowing photos of vehicles at the time of the offence. Finally, the set is completed with two ANPR cameras allowing automatic reading of license plates, from the front and from the rear of the vehicle, whatever the angle of passage. Fearsome!
As dreaded as these new radars are, they will initially be tested and enter a certification phase. As for the verbalization of the noisiest vehicles, it will be effective from the spring of 2023.
As for the offence, it will be a 4th class fineas provided for in article R318-3 of the Highway Code, which corresponds to a fixed fine of 135 € (90 € if paid within 15 days).
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