Extra Magazine Special is a quality stamp. It is a new brand for our very best and most thorough journalism. I think you should read. It's all about your and your neighbor's lives. In this Special we focus on the police cash cow: Fotovognene.
In Denmark are more than twice as many killed on the highways, but the police fotovogne lasts twice as often in it, one usually calls the urban zone, in order to control as many road users as possible.
It reveals a big data-analysis, Ekstra Bladet has made.
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Fotovogne blitzer on the loose in the cities while people are dying on the roads
the Extra Leaf has on this background asked a number of drivers, whether they had tried to get a speeding ticket, and what they thought about fotovognene. Most believed that fotovognene primarily supposed to stand there, where the speed is highest and the most dangerous, and not there, where you, as a motorist, just follow the traffic rhythm.
- I myself have often thought that fotovognene often more money, than it is actually to ensure the roads, " says Bo Fokdahl that are running seller, graphic consultant, and lives in Copenhagen.
He's even been blitzet before.
- Yes, I am. Where I have run the 55, where you must run the 50 and the kind here in the city. Sunday morning as the only car on a road. It is the public, and how it is.
But he doesn't have an app that can warn of where fotovognene stands.
- I'm considering it, but I use my cruise control much.
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- I have gotten many speeding tickets. I just had a lot of penalties in a row. I think I got ten fines in two years. Most speeding tickets have actually been, when I visit my mom down in southern Zealand, where I could find to run a bit faster than I otherwise usually do, says Lasse Sand, who lives on the isle of Amager and is foreningskonsulent for TDC.
In Copenhagen, he knows actually, where fotofælderne is. He has an app on his phone, which can warn of where they stand.
- They used to be at Langebro, and they tend to be at the H. C. Andersen's Boulevard - the one and the other way. It has saved me from a couple of pieces, but the beeps most of the Langebro, says Lasse Sand.
He tells that he knows that part of the money the police serve on speeding fines also goes to the Offerfonden, so they earn money on the victims ' behalf.
- My position is that fotofælderne not positioned correctly after my conviction. They are located in places where it is not particularly risky to run, even if you have a little too high speed. They should place them in places where there really is a risk to people with high speed comes in the wrong place, says Janne Weber, who is efterlønner and live on Tåsinge.
She has been blitzet before, but it is 15 years ago.
- When you go on the motorway at Svendborg, there are very often speed traps. It does no harm, if one is going to run 10 or 20 miles for strong there, where it is located. I think they need to pull themselves together and place them where they can save lives.
- They know very well where they must ask themselves along to get some drivers. It is a money machine, it, it is, " says Jørgen Korsgaard, who is the director and has a company in Høje Taastrup, but lives in England:
But over there they have a rule. All the cameras they put up, they should be visible. When you are running, then there are the yellow boxes out there, so there is no excuse to drive too fast, says Jørgen Korsgaard, that in England also is being helped by an app that tells where the police cameras are.
Shamim Ahmed have experienced to be photographed by the police before.
- Yes, it is a long, long time ago. Maybe six-seven years.
He considers not that it makes much benefit to ask fotovognene inside the cities.
- It should be outside of the city, not in the city. It is not with the will of god, that you are running 60, where you are only allowed to drive 50. It is just a small error. So it is too much. Out on the highways or out on the highway with fotovognene, says Shamim Ahmed.
He has no app, so he can see where the fotovognene stands.
- I runs quietly, laughing Shamim Ahmed, who is the hauler and live in Hvidovre.
Kasper Mortensen has never been blitzet of a fotovogn.
- No, I'm actually not, " says Kasper, who is otherwise running a part of his job.
He is in a company that makes furniture for shop design.
- It is a cash cow, that's it, you always think the. And seem many times, they place them where there is a risk of traffic accident. So I think, they could be placed significantly better than they do, " says Kasper Mortensen.
He has even an app that can see where the fotovognene stands.
- Yes, I have.
It is perhaps, therefore, you do not have got some fines?
Ha Ha. I don't know, " says Kasper Mortensen, who lives in Horsens.
- I have never been blitzet. I will never be stopped by the police and has never been sent a fine, says Svetlana Papakul, who lives at Teglholmen in Copenhagen and working as an assistant in psychiatry.
She does not believe that the police sets out fotovognene, the places they do to make money.
- I think there should be more of those cameras that takes pictures, so they can get a handle on how fast you run, says Svetlana Papakul.
She does not have an application on his phone, so she can see where the police fotovogne stands.
- I'm running, which I need to run.
René Ringgaard is not satisfied with the position of fotovognene.
- I think the, the face of hell. I think the, that they should stand in the places where it is needed. At the schools and not out on the highways and such where speed matters less, says Rene Ringgaard, who works for the rail net denmark and live in Sweden.
He looks fotovognene as an extra tax.
And so I think that there should be more police on the roads. Not a civilian, but real police cars, as we can see, they are there.
He doesn't have a app where he can see fotovognene.