Improving the standard of driving in cities has major benefits, from reducing accidents and injuries, to speeding up traffic flow and reducing congestion. Find out about the three key ways that smart video can help traffic enforcement units manage and respond to traffic violations better and faster than ever before.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic accidents kill 1.35 million people a year. Not only that, but poor driving practices – such as illegal parking or incorrect use of priority lanes – also dramatically increase congestion and cause traffic chaos in cities around the world.
With these challenges looming large, and the number of vehicles on the roads increasing every year, city and highway authorities need smart technology solutions that detect and prevent bad driving. The good news is that there are three key ways that smart video can help with this.
1. Prevent speeding and dangerous driving using ‘checkpoints’
The latest smart video solutions verify the speed of vehicles using either a fixed speed radar at a checkpoint, or equipment that checks the average speed of a vehicle between two checkpoints. If vehicles are traveling at dangerous speeds, traffic units can trigger an immediate response. In other cases, a speeding ticket can be sent to vehicle owners at their registered address.