Pretoria: Kwazulu-Natal Transport MEC Willies Mchunu is expected to officially unveil a new camera system which will assist in effectively dealing with speeding motorists and those driving un-roadworthy vehicles on the province’s roads.
With only two months before the festive season, the highly sophisticated technology has been installed on the N3 which is the national strategic corridor linking KwaZulu-Natal to other parts of the country. It is one of the busiest routes in the province, used by both light and heavy duty vehicles.
The Average Speed Over Distance (ASD) technology and the Smart Roadblock is able to detect speedsters and un-roadworthy vehicles using wireless technology which is linked to the eNatis system.
The Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR) for the ASD systems are already strategically located on sections of road where high accident rates have been identified.
It is believed that the introduction of ASD enforcement will play a significant role in curbing habitual speedsters, thus reducing road carnages in the province.
Motorists can no longer take a chance by slowing down at known speed enforcement sites and then speed up again after passing the site.
The ASD systems already record the number plate information of every vehicle passing the ANPR cameras which in turn are captured directly into a roadside computer.
Departmental media liaison officer Kwanele Ncalane said the system would also be installed in other parts of the province where there were high volumes of vehicles, which have been identified as high accident zones.