Local Problems with Global Enforcement

Controversy in the United States (US) continues about the issue and standards of automated enforcement and whether an international standard for automated enforcement systems is necessary or can be achieved. Although research shows that individuals support the use of cameras to protect against such offenses as speeding and red-light running, there remains a perception that the public is against the concept. Using automotive enforcement mainly as a revenue generator is unfair to the technology, which often is blamed for poor strategy decisions. The negativity toward automated enforcement systems could be seen as an endorsement in that they wouldn’t perform their tasks well if they weren’t capable. Challenges to this may raise doubts regarding their effectiveness, although it has been noted that recent technology issues were more to do with incorrect phasing than with the camera systems themselves. A technology cannot guard itself against poor installation or maintenance failings. Robust standards should do much to protect enforcement systems against accusations of their wrong doing.

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  • Accession Number: 01492036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2013 11:58AM