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Lithuania's police have started installing speed cameras that record a vehicle's medium speed in a certain section, rather than its instant speed.
Medium speed cameras installed in Lithuania
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The first such cameras have been installed in a five-kilometer section on the Via Baltica highway from the 29th kilometer from Kaunas to Marijampolė, Commissioner General of Lithuania's Police Linas Pernavas said on Thursday.

Following a trial period, there are plans to expand the network of such cameras, he said.

"Developed EU members states have long concluded that it's more effective to calculate the medium speed on the section of several or several dozen kilometers, rather that measuring the instant speed. The Via Baltica has been chosen for its high number of accidents as two people are killed in care accident on this road every week," Pernavas told journalists on Thursday.

If approved by politicians, the police plan to install another dozen cameras in Septemer-October. Later on, the police plans to propose to the government to increase the number of medium speed cameras in the country to "up to one hundred", which will cost around EUR 1 million.

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