April 17, 2011
Manila Authorities Post Pics Of Bad Drivers Online
Manila authorities are posting pictures of vehicles that speed on a website in an attempt to stop drivers from breaking the law.
The images are designed to shame or even scare people into better driving. They will be posted alongside a listing of the speed of the vehicles and the time and date the photographs were taken.
Francis Tolentino, the chairman of the authority, said the pictures were part of a new automated system where drivers are sent their speeding tickets later rather than being apprehended on the scene.
"Once captured by our cameras, there is no escape," Tolentino said in a statement.
He said that over 7,000 drivers have been caught on camera and sent tickets for exceeding the 38-mile-per-hour speed limit at that part of the metropolis.
He said that there has been a drop in the number of accidents on the highway as a result.
The new system is only enforced along the 7-mile Commonwealth Avenue stretch.
Tolentino said that he is considering another spot for the system on other major highways.
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