Police to Use Hi-Def Cameras in Capturing Road Violations
Shenzhen police began using high definition cameras in capturing vehicle violations on roads. The 10 sets of hi-def cameras were installed in 10 intersections, four in Luohu and Futian, and one in Longhua New area and another in Longgang.
The cameras will be used in capturing violations such as illegal lane changes, crossing dividing lines, illegal parking and failing to follow lane directions as well as other violation such as illegal U turns and speeding. The new cameras can also recognize and detect the license plates of passing vehicles and will assist the police in cracking down hit and run drivers and other vehicle related accidents.
A trial operation was done at the four intersections in Luohu and Futian wherein the cameras have captured more than a hundred red light violations, around 500 failures in following road directives and more than 700 illegal crossings of dividing lines. The cameras will also be used in collecting traffic information such as speed and congestion at intersections and vehicle flows that the public and police can use. 17 more sets of hi-def cameras will be placed in use later in the summer and the police are planning to place 600 cameras on roadways by the end of the year.
Shenzhen is the first city to introduce the use in monitoring cameras and after developing the monitoring system in 1997, the city more than 2,000 cameras covering a thousand intersections or road sections.