Dutch company Gatso Beheer (Gatso) has received an order for the delivery of in-vehicle speed enforcement systems in France.
As part of its traffic safety efforts, the French Government had introduced an automated speed enforcement in 2003, which showed a significant reduction of traffic related deaths in the country.
The government then decided to move into a new phase in its traffic safety efforts after reaching a total of more than 5,000 fixed-speed cameras in 2010.
“The new order underlines the continuing success of our in-vehicle solutions.”
The Gatso’s T-Series in-vehicle system provides all the solutions that the government was looking for, such as a new and effective form of automated speed enforcement that could be deployed in a large area, requiring a minimum in resources.
Gatso sales and marketing director Edmar van der Weijden said: “The system’s capability to mingle with traffic without being noticed, while enforcing the speed limit for both approaching and receding traffic, has provided the French Gendarmerie with a groundbreaking enforcement tool.
“In 2013, during the first six months of operation, a reduction of 15% in fatalities was recorded. A huge achievement, saving 257 lives in just six months time. The new order underlines the continuing success of our in-vehicle solutions.”
So far, 260 systems have been deployed in France and the new order will be delivered to the Gendarmerie in August this year.
In June, Swedish traffic safety solutions supplier Sensys Traffic agreed to acquire Gatso for about SKr278m ($33m).
Gatso delivers traffic enforcement systems and associated services with service provider operations in the North American market.
The product portfolio of Gatso includes traffic enforcement systems and software that allow customers to administer traffic violations.