New traffic cameras do the rounds

2016-01-28 06:00
Pictured is the new traffic Icam.         Photo: WERNER HILLS

Pictured is the new traffic Icam. Photo: WERNER HILLS

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THEY look like innocent grey boxes sitting on the side of the road. But moto-rists be warned: inside is a new, clever speed camera.

Grey boxes with a little window have in recent weeks been spotted alongside Da Gama Road in Jeffreys Bay. This has given rise to much speculation on whether or not these are new traffic cameras – and then these cameras disappeared as quickly as they appeared.

The boxes are in fact new Icam traffic ca-meras – smart cameras which are moveable as well.

According to Kouga Municipality spokesperson Laura-Leigh Randall, an Icam traffic camera will be placed in Da Gama Road as per the instruction of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), as well as along the R102 and N2.

“The Icam will only be used for speed monitoring,” says Randall.

According to the website of Traffic Management Technologies (TMT), the new service provider, the portable Icam, which the company designed and weighs a mere 2 kg, has multi-purpose roles.

The device also uses Itrack for stolen vehicles or vehicles with unpaid fines that are on the special interest screening list and alerts traffic officers of the approaching vehicle. Apart from speed checking, it can also capture red light violations.

The device furthermore interfaces with hand-held electronic ticket-issuing devices and allows for the issuing of a ticket by a traffic officer on site.

According to Randall, the cameras will be used to improve traffic policing in the interest of all road-users’ safety. “It also helps with the monitoring of traffic and the collection of statistics on speeding infringements for reporting and planning purposes,” says Randall.

“The cameras are operated by trained traffic officers with operating certificates under supervision of a traffic supervisor. The service provider is responsible for the maintenance of the Icams.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.