New speed cameras issue 8000 tickets in three days

Jordan

Published: 2017-08-04 10:53

Last Updated: 2017-08-06 14:40


The new speed cameras are perpetual and they keep streets of Amman clean.
The new speed cameras are perpetual and they keep streets of Amman clean.
Roya News Source

Amman’s new speed cameras have issued 8000 tickets since they were installed three days ago. Fret not though, the cameras are in their test period, and none of your (possible) traffic violations will be counted.

According to the Amman Municipality, the cameras are capable of identifying several violations, including the use of phones while driving, driving in the wrong lanes, as well as identifying unlicensed vehicles, but the cameras have only issued tickets for crossing red lights and violating speed limits.

The Municipality said that none of the traffic violations recorded by the cameras will count for the next two weeks, and that a media campaign about the cameras will launch soon in an attempt to inform Jordanians of the new system.

33 more cameras are to be installed to complement the already-present 19 in Amman in the next four months.

It was reported that there has been a decrease in the number of traffic violations since the first speed cameras were installed in 2014.