CLOSED circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed along major intersections in Manila to ensure that motorists will adhere to traffic rules, according to Vice Mayor Isko Moreno.
“Any traffic violation will be recorded on a CCTV camera, and the vehicle will be identified through its plate number,” Moreno said.
A traffic citation ticket will be mailed to the registered owner of a particular vehicle for payment of the corresponding fines at the Manila City Hall, he added. City Hall officials will coordinate with the Land Transportation Office to establish the identity of the owner of a vehicle involved in a traffic violation.
The use of CCTV cameras is in line with the “no contact traffic implementation” that Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada wants to be enforced in the country’s capital.
Moreno, who was designated by Estrada as traffic czar, said that by installing CCTV cameras, officials will be able to monitor the flow of traffic and hopefully stop the extortion on motorists because traffic policemen or traffic enforcers will no longer be issuing tickets.
Aside from traffic violations, the presence of CCTV cameras would serve as a deterrent to the commission of crimes.
“Makukuhanan din sa CCTV camera kung meron mang krimen sa loob ng isang sasakyan. Kaya magdadalawang isip ang mga nagbabalak na gumawa ng masama,” the vice mayor said.
Moreno also vowed to improve the flow of vehicular traffic by removing street obstructions. He said the campaign against illegal bus terminals, illegal vendors and jaywalkers will continue.