Many motorists in Norway wonder when they see the sign “strekningsmåling”. The signs warn of a phenomenon that is also found on the roads in other countries.
“Strekningsmåling” means “distance measurement” and assumes that the speed cameras are interconnected and measure your average speed between two cameras. It’s a way to catch those who slow down just as they approach the camera and then speed up again.
The cameras are usually around 10 km apart. Stretch measurement is counted as a complement to standard speed cameras.
Record-many Swedes were fined
So far, the cameras that measure average speed are much fewer than usual, but many Swedes are fined. E18 at Svartskog towards Oslo is a commonplace. In 2015, almost one-third of all fined Swedes were caught here. These cameras are not yet in Sweden.
Expensive speeding fines in Norway
The fines in Norway are higher than in many other countries. Driving 86-90 km / h on an 80-way road costs 1600 Norwegian Kroner. 91-95 km / h costs 2600 NOK. Then it will be really expensive.
101-105 km / h on 80-way punishable by 4900 NOK and finally 116-120 km / h costs all 9000 Norwegian kroner.
If the permitted speed is lower, for example, 60 km / h, the fine is even higher. If you drive 40 km / h above the allowed speed limit, it will usually be a jail.
All cars are photographed
The cameras used for stretch measurement photograph all cars passing by infrared light. For the driver, nothing is noticeable, just like at the congestion tax stations in Sweden.
Other countries where stretch measurement is used are the Netherlands, England and a few places in Germany. It is clearly indicated where the measurement method is used.