Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Government to increase technology to tackle indiscipline on roads

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (file photo)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness (file photo)

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is promising that the Government will be increasing the use of technology to fight the indiscipline and lack of respect for law and order that now exist on the nation’s streets.

In addressing the opening of the new Jaguar Land Rover showroom in St Andrew on Wednesday, Holness said the Government is seeking to incorporate technology to force compliance after traffic tickets are issued.

“We will increase the number of cameras that are now being installed and rolled out for JamaicaEye. We will increase the number of cameras for photo enforcement, cameras that are able to read licence plates, detect speeding, and other sensors to help us manage traffic,” said Holness.

According to him, the technology will be improved and functional during the year across the Corporate Area and other urban areas before being taken to the rest of Jamaica.

“Once we have increased our ability to detect, we will increase our prosecution without any form of compromise, because that has also been a challenge for law enforcement. Once you break the law and you are detected, you will be prosecuted,” declared Holness.

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