New speed cameras in Amman see decrease in traffic violations

Jordan

Published: 2017-06-15 15:30

Last Updated: 2017-06-15 15:46


Drivers are reportedly been deterred from committing any violations on the road. (File photo)
Drivers are reportedly been deterred from committing any violations on the road. (File photo)
Roya News Source

The number of traffic violations in Amman have dramatically decreased, according to an official in Amman municipality.

As speed cameras have been set up across the city, drivers have reportedly been deterred from committing any violations on the road, Mohammed Faouri, managing director at Amman’s municipality told Roya.

“There are cameras recording only one fine, and in other areas, it records between 50 to 100 fines daily. In conclusion, everyone who violates traffic laws will be caught on these cameras,’ he said.

While some have criticised the new speed cameras, arguing that they are designed to exploit money from drivers, officials argue that the goal is to organise traffic.

According to Jordan news agency, Petra, speed cameras were set up across the city at the end of April. 

The first phase of the project reporetedly included installing 19 speed camera radars.