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Signs in Naxxar warning of a new speed camera that will flag people driving at over 40 kilometres per hour have promptly been removed.
News of the signs in Triq San Pawl had proved hugely controversial, with several people commenting that 40km/hr is way too low a speed limit for such a long and wide road.
Indeed, it would have become the speed camera with the lowest speed limit in Malta, after the infamous 50km/hr speed camera in Attard.
However, they have now been removed and a Transport Malta spokesperson confirmed with Lovin Malta that there are no plans to install a fixed-speed camera in the area.
Maltese police started rolling out their speed guns last year. Photo: Shutterstock
Yet this in no way means drivers are now in the clear to speed to their hearts’ content, with the spokesperson confirming the signs had originally been installed to warn that police officers plan to use speed guns in the area.
“The Police Force will be using their mobile speed cameras in this area and others across Malta and in line with this, they will be installing the speed signs on usage of such cameras,” he said.
The police speed guns started being rolled out last year in an attempt to catch over-speeders, an offence that knocks penalty points off your driving license. The lasers mark driving cars up to 240 metres away and mark the speed from that point, a more effective system than fixed-point cameras which only detect drivers who speed right underneath them.