Today, CCTV cameras are being used outside to monitor traffic conditions and well as to enforce traffic regulations. The rapid technological developments over the last few years have enabled traffic police to interact with highway users and control centers.
The modern CCTV cameras play an important role in road network management to support traffic management of heavily congested areas, reducing traffic queues and the risk of traffic accidents.
Some cameras are fitted with a fixed view while others can pan an area or zoom in as necessary. These are displayed on work stations or video walls and can be linked to follow general or individual vehicle passage and progress.
Bridges and motorways can be monitored so lanes can be opened or closed to help keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible during peak or rush hours. They use complicated traffic modelling techniques developed to be used with the latest CCTV cameras and specially trained operatives to help make the city’s traffic safer and less congested
Traffic light controls
Traffic lights can now be controlled from a central location to keep traffic flowing smoothly or allow operatives to adapted traffic lights for different traffic conditions by using CCTV cameras at all intersections controlled by traffic lights.
These include problems that are coursed through traffic light malfunctions or breakdowns, so that the appropriate traffic controllers can be dispatched without delay to the areas where they are necessary to direct traffic.
CCTV cameras are positioned and located so they can detect motorists running, stop and give way signs, red lights, speeding, overtaking in no overtaking areas, speeding around areas such as schools and pedestrian crossings, not wearing seatbelts, talking or using mobile phones as well as catching motorbike riders without helmets.
Rapid response to traffic accidents and traffic jams, demonstrations and protest that disrupt or hinder traffic flow and emergency situations.
The use of CCTV cameras brings in huge amounts of revenue for local body traffic enforcement with instant fines and automatic ticket dispatchers
Crimes and traffic disturbance
CTTV cameras are now positioned at strategic locations all around the city and countryside to keep an eye out for speeding vehicles, traffic regulation violators and other disturbances on the roads.
Video and fixed images can be processed instantly to help alert traffic controllers of stationary vehicles, breakdowns or illegally parked as well as other unusual events that potentially could cause traffic delays and unnecessary congestion.
Traffic officers now have CCTV body cams and dash cams to record all incidences of traffic enforcement including issuing of notices and tickets, random stopping, drink driving and drug related crime.
Facial recognition technology
The latest facial recognition technology is being developed to catch people driving while disqualified or without current drivers licenses. This is to try and prevent crime and accidents on all roads as all information captured complete with time and date is admissible in court to prove guilt
The use of CCTV cameras throughout the road networks of many areas have helped traffic enforcers monitor and supervise traffic flows and improve road safety as well as reduce delays while traveling on the covered roads. CCTV cameras have also vastly increased the revenue collected by enforcing traffic regulations as they are captured on video or fixed camera installations