October 11, 2004
cell phones to track traffic violators
This month, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will start tracking down traffic violators with outstanding payments through text messaging, reports ABS-CBNNews.com.
"Once a motorist is apprehended for a traffic violation, the traffic enforcer will check his driver's license.
The traffic enforcer, using a cellular phone, will quickly send the name of the driver to personnel of the agency that has the records of registered drivers through the help of a database with direct link-up with the Land Transportation Office.
If the driver is cleared with unsettled payments, the next thing that the enforcer will do is to send the vehicle's plate number for verification, this time if he has an outstanding payment for the no-contact apprehension.
The new project aims to enforce the law using appropriate technology with a more secured transaction that will eradicate corruption involving traffic enforcers".
Related post earlier today: Parking Fees to be paid by SMS.
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