The first nationwide pilot test with a distance radar is scheduled to start in summer 2016 after the data protection review has been completed. The system on the bundesstrabe 6 near laatzen in the vicinity of hanover will be activated after a test run of a few months, the ministry of the interior announced on friday. Bub fines will not be levied until after the test run is complete. As reported by the NDR reported, data protection had initially considered the storage of vehicle images of drivers who obey the speed limit to be problematic. Except for a few technical details, however, all data security ies have now been resolved, said matthias fischer, spokesman for the state data protection authority. "I ame that this will start in the summer."
Lower saxony is the first state to test a roadside radar that monitors drivers’ speed over a long stretch of road. The test will take place on a three-kilometer section of the B6 between gleidingen and laatzen. On the busy road, many drivers press too hard on the accelerator, accidents pile up. During the test, signs will be put up to draw attention to the monitoring. The progress of the trials will determine whether the physikalisch-technische bundesanstalt in braunschweig will officially approve the section control as a speed camera system in germany, wrote the hannoversche allgemeine zeitung. The traffic court conference had already spoken out in favor of testing the section control in 2009.
In austria and the netherlands, the so-called section control has already been in place for years. While there the photographing of cars entering and leaving the controlled section does not pose a problem for data protection, in germany a step must be taken in between. The photo taken when entering the section is first encrypted, as is the second photo taken when leaving the section. Only if the comparison of both images shows that the speed limit has been exceeded is another, classic speed camera photo taken with the driver’s face. To preserve evidence, the original photo of the driveway is then also used.