Nine surveillance cameras installed in the Louis II tunnel

In a bid to improve safety and clamp down on speeding, a series of nine surveillance cameras now line Monaco’s Louis II tunnel.

One year ago, three men in their 30s lost their lives when the car they were travelling in crashed and burst into flames in the Louis II tunnel, which runs from the Port Hercule area of the Principality to the Larvotto neighbourhood.

Drugs and alcohol contributed to the crash – the driver’s blood alcohol level was 1.76 grams per litre while the legal limit in Monaco is 0.5 grams – but the man behind the wheel had also reached at least 148km/h in the moments before the fatal event.

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Due to the lack of public surveillance in the tunnel at the time of the incident, the investigators of the case were forced to rely on a string of privately-owned cameras in order to better understand what exactly had happened.

The Monaco Government recently decided to rectify this absence and a new network of public surveillance cameras have now been installed in the Louis II tunnel, which forms part of Monaco’s iconic Grand Prix circuit.

According to Monaco locals, it is commonplace to see cars and other vehicles travelling at dangerously high speeds in the tunnel, so it is hoped that this new surveillance network will help deter drivers from going too fast and prevent any tragedies similar to the 1st April 2023 crash from happening in the future.

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