Sagem Sécurité extends network of speed control radars along French roads
Paris, March 23, 2010
Sagem Sécurité (Safran group) has signed a contract with the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea, to install additional automated speed control radars over a period of four years. The company will be responsible for the supply, installation and maintenance of approximately 600 latest-generation Mesta fixed radar stations.
Sagem Sécurité had already installed some 2,600 fixed and mobile radar stations on the French highway system since 2003. These new radar stations are intended to bolster the French government's road safety program, initiated in 2002. The aim is to foster an in-depth change in driver behavior concerning speed, and this program should further reduce the number of highway accidents in France.
"The French government has once again expressed its confidence in Sagem Sécurité, as we continue to meet our commitments and deliver solutions that are available and reliable," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. "This latest contract also clearly confirms Sagem Sécurité's leadership in the deployment of large-scale automated road safety solutions."
Sagem Sécurité is a high-technology company in the Safran Group. One of the world's leading suppliers of identity systems, Sagem Sécurité focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states. Sagem Sécurité is present on all continents.
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