Seven new speed-cameras

From Monday 10 March, seven new speed cameras will be checking on motorists’ discipline in Milan’s urban territory.
 
Three of the new cameras have been installed on roads with a 70 kph limit: Via Parri, Via Palmanova, the Ghisallo flyover and Via Fermi.  The other three – on Viale Famagosta, Via dei Missaglia and Via della Chiesa Rossa – are in 50 kph areas.  They join the one already operative on the Monte Ceneri flyover, and an undisclosed number of mobile radar checks at high-risk locations, especially at certain times of day, such as Via Bazzi, Via Aldo Moro, the central lane of Viale Certosa, Viale De Gasperi, Viale Olivieri, Via Caterina da Forlì, Viale Caprilli and the feeder ramp to the A1 motorway at Piazzale Corvetto
 
Municipal police have been testing the equipment over the past two weeks, and in recent days have put up the warning signs required by law. From Monday morning, the autovelox, as they are known in Italian, will start issuing fine notifications to offenders.  For the first few days, police cars with flashers lit, and 30,000 leaflets distributed at nearby crossroads, will draw drivers’ attention to the speed-cams, and electronic traffic message panels will also carry warnings.
 
City Hall reported some encouraging statistics when announcing the new speed-cams: accidents with personal injuries in the city are down 60 per cent on 2001 and down 25 per cent from 2012 to 2013, while traffic-related deaths in the city are down 67 percent from 2001.