Section speed control consists of two speed cameras on a section of road with one speed limit. The two cameras communicate with each other.

Illustration of section speed control
Illustration of section speed control

The distance between the two speed cameras is divided by the time it takes you to drive from one to the other. You will see a red light blinking when you pass the cameras. This does not mean that you have been driving too fast, only that your vehicle has been photographed.

If you have been driving too fast, there will be a yellow light blinking 50 metres after the second camera. The photo and accompanying information will then be sent to the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, where it will be verified that it is the same vehicle that has been photographed by both cameras. Then the case will be transferred to the police.

Speed camera A photographs all passing vehicles. It also registers key information such as the time of passing, wheelbase, weight and licence plate number. Only key data are transferred to speed camera B.

Speed camera B compiles a list of vehicles that have passed speed camera A. When these vehicles come to speed camera B, they will be recognised from key data and their speed will be calculated.

Data protection

The photos taken by speed camera A are deleted unless speed camera B confirms that the average speed has been too high and that the photo must be stored.

  • The photos taken by speed camera B are deleted immediately for all vehicles driving at legal speed on the road section.
  • All photos and data are encrypted and can only be opened with the right encryption key.
  • Nobody will be able to see the photos of the vehicles driving at legal speed.

If you have been photographed by a speed camera and have questions about it, you may contact the police's center for automatic speed control by calling +47 26 68 00 (switchboard).

You can also reach the police at telephone number 02800 (from Norwegian phones only) or +47 22 66 90 50 (from abroad).

Automatic speed control