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Automatic Policing Information Systems

Objective

The general objective of this project is to determine the technical potential of, and requirements for, automatic policing systems that will be able to warn the driver that they are about to commit an offence and/or will record details of offences that do occur.
Available methodologies of traffic law enforcement are less than adequate to control driver behaviour at present, and will be unable to cope with the demand for traffic law enforcement posed by the introduction of road traffic informatics (RTI) and increasing traffic volumes. Work has been carried out to determine the possibilities of, and the requirements for, implementing automatic policing information systems that can detect a limited number of safety relevant traffic violations, provide feedback to the driver when he is committing a traffic offence, and register traffic law violations that may occur.

The operational achievements of the work were to:
identify traffic law violations that are relevant for traffic safety;
identify attitudes and opinions of driver and police personnel towards traffic law violations and police enforcement;
identify the legal considerations relevant to automatic detection, registration and processing of traffic law violations;
review the semiautomatic policing system currently in operation;
provide systems specifications for detection and registration systems;
predict acceptance of proposed systems on the basis of attitude surveys;
specify short term objectives for implementation.
The project will last 20 months.
The primary objectives are to:
- investigate the requirements automated policing systems will have to fulfil,
- determine the type of automated policing systems that are feasible in the short term,
- formulate recommendations for development and implementation.
Secondary objectives are the:
- identification of the type of violations that have a significant impact on traffic management efficiency, safety or pollution control,
- analysis of police surveillance techniques and procedures to determine procedures that can be automated and can be incorporated in existing policing techniques,
- identification of violations that are presently not covered by conventional surveillance techniques,
- specification of the legal requirements for automated policing systems in the EC member countries,
- analysis of existing (semi-) automated systems,
- identification of the type of violations that are suitable for monitoring by automatic policing systems,
- formulate recommendations for development of on-site and in-vehicle prototypes.
Main Deliverables:
Recommendations for the development of on-site and in-vehicle prototypes.

Coordinator

TRAFFICRESEARCHCENTRE-UNIVERSITYOFGRONINGEN

Participants (4)

BEVAC CONSULTING ENGINEERS
Belgium
Centre d'Études Techniques de l'Équipement Méditerrannée (CETE)
France
Institute of Transport Economics
Norway
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield