Police Installs Monitoring Cameras on Ambulances to Encourage Drivers to Yield
In a move done by the traffic police to encourage more drivers to yield for ambulances, four city ambulances were installed monitoring cameras that are connected to the sirens of ambulances and are being remotely controlled and monitored by the police. The police can see the license plates by and calculate the time as soon as the ambulance turns on its sirens.
If a driver fails to give way to the ambulance within a reasonable amount of time, which is ten seconds the system will automatically upload the vehicle information to the police information platform to serve as an evidence for fines or penalties. A total of 200 ambulances will be equipped with digital video recorders to assist in recording more evidence, and will help in identifying those drivers who yield and those who don’t.
The monitoring devices were donated by local enterprises and organizations in the city. also based on a joint program the police will immediately initiate an emergency plan to help ambulances get the best routes with lesser traffic to let them arrive earlier to the nearest hospital.
The locations of the ambulance will also be sent to patrolling police to give better efficiency on the road as they will divert other vehicles to make sure that the ambulance will be given priority in traffic lights.