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Amendments to traffic camera network’s law requested by police

The Justice Ministry has been asked by Police to push ahead with amendments to the law on the island’s fledgling traffic camera network which is experiencing serious teething problems.

The amendments concern logistics that prevent the smooth implementation of the system, Philenews reported on Wednesday.

The system went live on January 1 and tens of thousands of violations have piled up since then.

Even though some 27,000 out-of-court fines have been sent out to drivers violating the system, the largest volume remains either unprocessed or has been processed but has yet to be taken to the post office.

The Traffic Police propose that out-of-court fines are sent electronically, either by sms or by e-mail.

Once the information is registered in the system, then the company operating the system will be able to send the out-of-court payment notice also electronically.

The Traffic Police will also request that the company which installed and manages the photo-tagging system be entitled to provide access to the reported driver and video of his violation.

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