Complaints by passing red lights have been reduced to one-third since the launch of the video surveillance system by the City of Cartagena, last August.
The checks performed throughout the month of July, during the test period in the four controlled, yielded a daily average of 95 violations.
Following the announcement of the new measure were reduced to 60 daily and in recent weeks the numbers have dropped to 30 violations daily average.
These data come from the cameras installed at traffic lights from the streets Greece, Menendez Pelayo, Soldier Rosillo and Alameda de San Antón.
The security council, Mariano García, believes that although these figures are in the right direction, remain excessive because every offender who exceeds a red light is threatening the safety of drivers and pedestrians.
Garcia points out that this system is one more launched in response to accidents in the city and that cameras will scroll the view periodically following Traffic technicians. The ultimate goal is to increase awareness of drivers and that eliminate such violations are of many collisions and, what is worse, collisions with pedestrians are more vulnerable s users.
The cameras installed at intersections are activated when a vehicle exceeds a red light.
From that moment generates a series of 15 images, the time a machine vision software detects the offending vehicle registration and proposes a penalty to which is attached the image file.
Not all proposals are processed because previously are checked by a police officer who only gives effect to the penalty for that no doubt. Only then passed Administrative Unit Traffic Penalties for reporting purposes.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena