With successful automated enforcement programs being operated in a number of cities around the nation, the Texas Transportation Institute recently finished testing the feasibility of camera/video detection system usage at highway-rail intersections (HRIs) in Texas. The purpose of the demonstration project was to determine whether the current technology could adequately identify violations. Systems were installed at three gated HRIs and photographed vehicles driving under and around the gate arms. The images and information were sent to a processing center where a clerk confirmed the violation and recorded the license plate number and physical characteristics of the vehicle. The vehicle information was then sent to the Texas Department of Transportation's motor vehicle registration department, who in turn provided the vendor with information on the vehicle's owner. Depending on the site, the vendor or the police department mailed education letters to violators. On average, one violation occurred per gate activation.


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  • Accession Number: 00792391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2000 12:00AM