According to the press office of the mayor, Carlos Moedas (PSD), between June 1, 2022, and April 30 of this year “548,880 infractions were detected on fixed radars”.

In the same period, according to data provided to Lusa, the radar where the most infractions were detected was the one located on Avenida Lusíada (west-east), next to Hospital dos Lusíadas, with 80,534, followed by the one on Avenida Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (east-west direction), in front of the Fonte Nova Shopping Center, with 63,937.

The devices located on Padre Cruz, Brasília, and Infante Dom Henrique avenues are also on the list of the 10 places with the most violations detected.

In relation to the amount charged from fines already processed, Lisbon City Council collected close to 10 million euros (9,827,370 euros), while the Tax Authority received close to 6.3 million euros and the National Road Safety Authority around 1.8 million euros.

The 41 fixed traffic speed control cameras in Lisbon began operating on June 1, 2022, featuring “more advanced technology” that allows monitoring of several roads.

Although 41 new radars were described as new two years ago, 21 replaced old equipment and 20 were placed in new locations.

Fines for speeding can range from 60 euros to 2,500 euros, depending on the severity of the infraction, including whether it occurs inside or outside localities.

Within localities, anyone who exceeds the permitted speed by up to 20 kilometers per hour (km/h) risks paying between a minimum fine of 60 euros and a maximum fine of 300 euros, and anyone who exceeds the permitted speed by more than 60 km/h may be sanctioned between 500 euros and 2,500 euros.

Outside of localities, exceeding 30 km/h implies a fine of between 60 euros and 300 euros. If the infraction is between 60 and 80 km/h the value varies between 300 and 1,500 euros, and if it is over 80 km/h the driver is sanctioned between 500 and 2,500 euros.

The implementation of the new radar system as a road safety measure was decided by the previous municipal executive, under the presidency of Fernando Medina (PS), in a total investment of 2.142 million euros.