|High resolution cameras will be installed to facilitate management of traffic
Hanoi sees 33,000 newly registered vehicles every month on average, according to Senior Colonel Dao Dinh Thang, Head of the Hanoi Road and Railway Traffic Police Office. The total number of registered vehicles in Hanoi has now reached over 5.9 million, including some 600,000 cars, 5.2 million motorcycles, 110,000 electric scooters and 70 electric cars, not to mention vehicles licensed by other provinces or those used for diplomatic and military purposes). This situation leads to the high traffic density, particularly in rush hours, in the city.
Facilities, equipment and support tools for the traffic police force have yet to meet the requirement for their practical operations. Particularly, traffic police officers have to do their jobs manually with little aid of science and technology. A traffic police officer, on average, is in charge of managing 9 km of road and over 8,000 vehicles, sometimes in unfavorable weather conditions; as a result, they have to work at least 10 hours/day.
Against this backdrop, Senior Colonel Thang proposed the Traffic Police Department (C67) to submit the Hanoi Traffic Police’s proposal to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) to draw up and issue regulations on dealing with traffic offences via images from the camera system. He urged the MPS to approve the investment in the installation of 3,000 new high resolution cameras, which can produce good images of vehicles’ number plates at night or in low light condition, in city’s inner streets, beltways, bridges, gates of hospitals or bus stations to facilitate the management and settlement of traffic violations as well as maintenance of security and order, prevention of crimes, and traffic accidents and congestions.
By Duy Tiến