No Speed Cameras in Reykjavík Since 2009

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No Speed Cameras in Reykjavík Since 2009

Speed cameras at intersections in Reykjavík have been out of order since 2009, according to deputy chief of police Kristján Ólafur Guðnason. The cameras are also supposed to detect drivers who run red lights.

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Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

“The cameras were set up at the busiest intersections. Now work is being done to renew the cameras in cooperation with Reykjavík City and the Icelandic Road Administration. We have advised that this matter be dealt with this year,” Kristján told Morgunblaðið.

According to Kristján, a fault in the system meant that the cameras stopped working. The cost of replacing the cameras is estimated at ISK 10 million (USD 79,000, EUR 58,000).

Speed cameras are however in use in unmarked cars in various parts of the city, particularly those places where residents have complained of speeding, Kristján said.

ZR