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Japan increases monitoring of speed violations using Portable Radar

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In an attempt to crack down on speed violations, the police started operating portable device (Portable Speed Radar) to suppress speed violations (mobile orbis).

Several units were introduced in various parts of the city, some of the main places chosen for inspection are school routes and tourist spots.

The Golden Week holiday is one of the holidays with the highest number of use of portable speed cameras in Japan.

Common Portable Speed Radar with on-site police officer

If you are over speeding and are caught by a portable radar, you will be stopped by a police officer in front of you and you will be fined.

Portable Speed Radar with Camera

If you are caught by a portable radar camera, you will receive a written notice at your home (hagaki) to go to the police station within a few days, at most a month, after the speed violation.

The notice has the date and time of attendance. When you go to the police station, you will be asked to confirm your identity and your car in the photograph taken by Radar. In most cases, the driver’s face is clearly visible; if you deny or lie, at worst you could be accused of perjury.

A few days after you appear at the police station, you will receive a notice of court appearance, with a date and time. Please be aware that this notice is already a payment notice, so you should take the money for the payment, as the camera radar has a high cost the value can reach up to 100 thousand yen, to avoid further problems it is better you take about 100,000 yen to court to pay the fine on time.

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