• South toll-road patrol vehicles now with dashcams

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    To further raise the level of operational efficiency of the south toll road operators, Skyway O&M Corp. (SOMCO), Manila Toll Expressway Systems Inc. (MATES) and Star Tollway (STC) have equipped 20 patrol vehicles with dashboard cameras or dashcams.

    The dashcam is an onboard camera that is mounted on the vehicle’s windshield to continuously monitor and record traffic situations on the toll road. Time, date, speed and flow of traffic are recorded real-time.

    As a recording eyewitness, the dashcam greatly helps in emergency situations and in the apprehension protocol of the tollway operators to ensure transparency.

    The dashcam recordings are compiled for use and reference of the toll road operator to further enhance service, effectively enforce traffic rules and discipline, and plan future improvements. The dashcam also features a lane departure warning system and speed alarm to alert patrollers as they perform their duties in keeping the toll facilities safe and secured for the motorists all-the-clock.

    SOMCO operates the 29.8-kilometer Skyway System from Buendia to Alabang while MATES operates the 36-kilometer South Luzon Expressway from Alabang to Calamba, and STC the 42-kilometer Star Tollway from Santo Tomas to Batangas City.

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