Panama Will Install Traffic Monitoring System - Will Issue Fines For Speeding And Running Red Lights
Monday, September 05 2011 @ 02:37 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Violators Will Be Identified - According to Salgado, the video cameras will be able to identify the license plate number of vehicles. This information will enable the company to issue the sanctions, and the drivers who have committed the offense will be notified through an as yet undefined mechanism. Email is one of the options, he said, and they intend to inform the drivers to keep the fines from going into contempt.
ATTT Will Collect The Fines - The sanctions established using the video cameras will be collected by the ATTT, however the company Traffic Safety de Panama SA will charge a percentage that has not been established. Following the endorsement of the Comptroller General of the Republic, the company will have 180 days to install the cameras at the established sites. (El Siglo)
Editor's Comment: A lot of countries are going to these things. I've seen ones that have a large sign saying "the speed limit is 50 mph" and then under that there's your speed clocked by an automatic radar gun, and "your speed is..." If it goes over a present level, it turns red and a message pops up saying "you've been fined." Have a nice day...