New Cape Town speed camera system – how it works

krono9

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Why didn't the previous one work... Please get a system to also penalise abnormally slow drivers causing bigger problems on the roads and blocking lanes when clearly lanes to the left for example are open...
 

daveza

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The City of Cape Town introduced a similar system on the M5 between the Kromboom Road and the Ottery Road bridges a few years ago.

On that stretch of road, the system has generated just over 14,500 fines since August 2012.
That hasn't been there for over a year. Came and then disappeared after a few months.
 

daveza

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I drive the M5 often - I see the aerial but no cameras.
 

Fingolfin

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Sigh.

'city said will compel motorists', 'Proprietary encryption software', 'central processing office', 'All data is stored', 'automatic number plate recognition', ' the system will determine whether or not an offence has occurred'

>> 'An officer has to inspect every infringement before the Section 341 notice is printed'.

Inspect the little screen readout that says, "Infringement?". Computer says 'yes'. Inspection complete.

>> 'On that stretch of road, the system has generated just over 14,500 fines since August 2012.'

Waiter! Champagne!
 

daveza

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Sigh.

'city said will compel motorists', 'Proprietary encryption software', 'central processing office', 'All data is stored', 'automatic number plate recognition', ' the system will determine whether or not an offence has occurred'

>> 'An officer has to inspect every infringement before the Section 341 notice is printed'.

Inspect the little screen readout that says, "Infringement?". Computer says 'yes'. Inspection complete.

>> 'On that stretch of road, the system has generated just over 14,500 fines since August 2012.'

Waiter! Champagne!
I'm sure they really meant to say the cameras had made people drive a lot slower and many lives were saved.
 

thatshowiroll

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Why didn't the previous one work... Please get a system to also penalise abnormally slow drivers causing bigger problems on the roads and blocking lanes when clearly lanes to the left for example are open...
A bigger problem is drivers who confuse driving on the speed limit with "abnormally slow".
 

Insint

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I like this system. They should change the function of the e-tolls for traffic fines with this type of system. Some people on the road just don't understand what a speed limit is.
 

atomcrusher

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A bit OT, but will Ministerial Motorcades on their way to and from Parliament (or perhaps back from taxpayer-funded Lunches) also be eligible for fines? And if so, how will they "pay back the money" be collected from the offenders?
 

McT

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An ASOD system uses specialised cameras which record every vehicle that passes. These are referred to as Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras.
This technology is being used for other purposes across the country, but we need to roll it out with monitoring of "speed over distance" a lot more extensively.

And then we need it to enforced effectively or it all falls on its face.
 

dualmeister

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Not that the one on the M5 works as it should.

People taking the Kenilworth turn off (i.e. before hitting the second camera) still speed along this section. So if you doing 100Km/h there is always still some tosser speeding past you :mad:
 

Skerminkel

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A bit OT, but will Ministerial Motorcades on their way to and from Parliament (or perhaps back from taxpayer-funded Lunches) also be eligible for fines? And if so, how will they "pay back the money" be collected from the offenders?
Not just that, the fines should triple for being a d**s.
 

TimTDP

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The City of Cape Town introduced a similar system on the M5 between the Kromboom Road and the Ottery Road bridges a few years ago
The cameras are there but they do not work!

This system is also in place:
N1 between Laingsburg and Beaufort West
between Beaufort West and Aberdeen
Cape Town and Langebaan (after the Atlantis turn off)
 
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