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Traffic Offenses Sent To Your Phone
Police department begins traffic camera instant offense notification system (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 203)
Aug 11, 2016 Style & Living
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Shanghai's traffic police corps recently released a statement saying that a new method of catching traffic offenders has been put in place in Shanghai. Essentially what the system does is to use the familiar traffic cameras already in place to rapidly find traffic violations and then let the offender know by way of a text message to their phones. In most cases the message will be received within a couple of minutes of the offense.

The initiative began at midnight on August 1, 2016 and by 8:00am on the same day 3,540 messages had already been sent to offenders. Most of the offenses related to sudden lane-changing (1,462). On the West-Humin highway, close to the Caoxi overpass, the digital cameras caught 618 offenders, making this the highest-scoring area so far. Driving in illegal lanes or driving in bus lanes, took up 50% of the offenses caught. Speeding accounted for more than 7% of the drivers captured by the cameras.

According to the offenders' license plates, over 86% of the cars carried Shanghai registration and of those, almost all were private cars. For those who want to find out if they are registered to receive these messages, you can visit http://sh.122.gov.cn

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