Austria: Trialling automated red light photo-enforcement

11 Sep

Austria is the latest country to embark on a trial of automated red light photo enforcement with installation of equipment at four level crossings of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) system. Subject to the outcome of the trial, ÖBB is developing plans for the wider application of the technology to target those misusing level crossings. The images recording the offence are passed directly to the police who initiate prosecutions where appropriate.

The background to the trial of an automated system to target red light running is the continuing level of harm arising: 14 deaths, 45 injuries and 88 collisions occurring at Austrian level crossings in 2012.

One Response to “Austria: Trialling automated red light photo-enforcement”

  1. Andrew Fraser September 12, 2013 at 07:55 #

    I wonder how the Austrian police decide when prosecution is appropriate. Are they better equipped than the BTP, I wonder? Come to think of it, I wonder how they decide when prosecution is NOT appropriate. Fascinating …

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