Drivers better watch out

2007-12-08 00:00

Speaking during the launch of the Summer Holiday Road Safety Plan in Mooi River, provincial Transport MEC Bheki Cele said the new project relates to average speed enforcement.

He said this is part of the department’s innovative efforts to reduce road accidents and the number of habitual speedsters.

“We will now have cameras that will monitor the average speeds of all vehicles through an 8,5-km radius before and after driving past the device.

The number plates and vehicle images of the vehicle will be recorded and transferred electronically through advanced computerised technology to the relevant camera office,” said Cele.

“The number plates will also be stored in a comprehensive database and used extensively for comparisons against stolen vehicle records and outstanding fine records”.

The Transport Department said the devices will not look like ordinary cameras on a mounted pole by the roadside and many motorists will not recognise it.

There are plans to roll the project out countrywide and it will work like a pilot project in the province before its successes are considered for national usage.

Yesterday, Traffic Road Inspectorate head John Schnell was due to meet with prosecution authorities about legal measures for the new project.

It is believed, if properly implemented, speedsters will be easily and swiftly prosecuted.

It is believed the project might also be incorporated into the National Road Traffic Act.

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