Multimedia Messaging Services to be Used in Handling Minor Traffic Accidents
Traffic police are now planning to use MMS or multimedia messaging services to handle minor traffic accidents in hopes to improve traffic efficiency and further reduce congestion caused by these minor accidents.
With the help of almost 30,000 traffic monitoring cameras, police can cover the streets of Shenzhen and will help them monitor road situations busing an electronic system that is connected with 110 emergency hotlines and command centers. Once an accident is seen on camera or a report have been made, police will use the remote monitoring system to photograph the scene, document the accident then send the drivers an MMS message confirming the accident before giving them a call that will allow them to leave the scene.
Using this method handles these minor accidents in a much faster and efficient manner and has been effective for the past six months of use on Meiguan Road, Shennan and Beuhuan Boulevards. The MMS service will only be used in traffic accidents that doesn’t involved any injuries and involved cards that are insured in Shenzhen. Driver who refuses to leave the scene of the accident after receiving the MMS message and call from the traffic police will be fined 500 yuan since their stay can cause delays in traffic.
Drivers are asked to register at the nearest traffic police center in each district to join the service for free. Those caught providing false information on driver identity and vehicles when filing for claim from a insurance company will be fined 10,000 yuan, detained for 15 days and their driver’s license suspended for at least three months.