The long-term legal battle between French motorists and the forces of law and order has taken a new turn with a legal ruling in favour of groups that advertise the presence of speed controls.
Groups such as Coyote and Waze have the right to tell other motorists, through social networks, about the presence of speed-checking cameras and manned posts with the same purpose.
The legal confrontation started in 2014 between the police and a Facebook group that identifies the whereabouts of police in Aveyron, in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region.
According to Le Point, the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court after an appeal by the Attorney General at the Court of Appeal of Montpellier, finally decided in favour of motorists.
In the Alpes-Maritimes one speed control group has almost 30,000 members on Facebook but National Police in the department (@PoliceNat06) daily tweet speed radar locations #ContrôleRadar