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plus other non-motorway trunk routes.
trunk routes, mostly dual- carriageway / divided highway.
s . Trunk routes and "free" motorways are not free for
HGVs. See HGV
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motorway network, plus main non-motorway trunk routes
This photo shows an ecotax camera gantry, not an average
speed camera gantry
The above map shows
the principal arterial
routes through France;
for toll motorways, blue
for free motorways,
for main trunk routes, which are mostly dual
carriageways or divided highways – though this is not always
case. For detailed information on certain specific routes, see below.
Average speed cameras and ecotax cameras.
speed cameras - called radars tronçon - were
France in 2012, and they are appearing in many places. Don't look for a
gantry; in most cases they are just mounted on posts on the roadside,
like other speed cameras only slightly higher up. Though
on motorways and major trunk routes, they can be found
The large gantries
spanning free motorways and major dual carriageway routes (photo right)
are not speed cameras, but ecotax cameras solely for HGVs over 7.5
tonnes. For more about this, see HGVs
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