Lithuania's police have started installing speed cameras that record a vehicle's medium speed in a certain section, rather than its instant speed.
© DELFI (R. Achmedovo nuotr.)

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.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Kaunas is the most innovative city in Lithuania - expert

Less talked about Kaunas startup world is experiencing a breakthrough. Products developed in city’s...

World War One memorial service held at Vilnius International Church

On Sunday November 11th a World War One memorial remembrance service was held at the Vilnius...

Pope Francis confirms Lithuanian Giedraitis as blessed

Mykolas Giedraitis, a secular Augustinian born in Lithuania in the 15th century, has been confirmed as...

Lithuania's emigration rate falls, but more people leave than arrive

Lithuania's emigration rate fell by 14.2 percent in the ten months of 2018 compared with a year ago,...

Vilnius unveils plaque to mark 100th anniversary of Lithuania's 1st government

A commemorative plaque was unveiled in Vilnius on Friday on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of...