The cameras on the M1: less tickets
20 January 2011
The two fixed control cameras (Fixed Speed Cameras) installed on the highway Straws are bearing outgrowth. The number of recorded violations has decreased since installation in December the 6.
At the beginning there were 400 tickets a day and now are 200. In the Traffic Branch, Le Matinal were told that drivers are being more cautious and aware of the cameras. During the weekend drivers are singled out for speeding. The speed limit on this highway is 80 km / h. The cameras are positioned in a way that they can be turned around to check both sides of the M1. They are placed between straw and the roundabout at Bell Village and operate 24/7.
Foto taken for speeding are sent to the Photography Unit of the Traffic Enforcement Branch. Drivers receive a letter to pay a fine of Rs 2000 in court. This operation earns thousands of rupees to the state. Last year, mobile and other fixed cameras have recorded 50,000 tickets.
Side of the police, it says that drivers are not careful and do not respect the road rules. The record of fatal accidents in 2010 is considered responsive. One reason is speeding. In 2010, 148 accidents resulted in 155 deaths. Since the beginning of the year, four serious accidents have killed 15 people. According to the reliable sources of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure other cameras will be installed in the near future.