In 2022, automatic speed cameras brought in nearly 707 million euros, thus approaching the record level of 1.01 billion euros reached in 2017, according to the Court of Auditors. This performance is particularly remarkable given the difficult period that these radars have gone through in recent years, with the massive destruction of cabins during the yellow vests crisis and the traffic restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Indeed, non-increased fines from automatic speed cameras have increased by 8% compared to 2021. If we add the increased speed camera fines, which should exceed 200 million euros, total revenues could well reach a level never before seen since 2017.
It should also be noted that the previous figures do not take into account revenue from tickets issued by law enforcement in 2022 (paper or electronic tickets), which amount to 1.167 billion euros.
The upward trend is expected to continue in 2023, with the introduction of new automatic speed cameras, including 200 additional stand-alone speed cameras, as well as full operation of privatized speed camera cars and increased speed camera availability.
Almost half of the revenue (334 million euros in 2022) is devoted to expenses, including 45 million for the maintenance of automatic speed cameras and costs related to vandalism (repairs, replacement of cabins, etc.), the amount of which is n was not communicated.