The Traffic Management Center (TMC) is teaming up with Sensys Gatso Group, the leading provider of traffic safety solutions delivering systems, to install the first Red-light systems in Beirut. The red-light cameras were first tested on Valentine’s day and 17 violations were recorded within 140 seconds. The Sensys Gatso Group’s traffic surveillance cameras and systems are used all over the world to monitor speed, red lights and other traffic situations, so this is definitely a good step forward.
TMC tweeted that the system is already active in certain areas in Beirut but they will soon kick off a campaign to launch it officially. These cameras should help detect red light offenders and decrease traffic violations, however the real problem as always is whether these violations will apply to ALL! Otherwise, it will end like the latest traffic law.
Here’s a video showing how it works: