City of Breda saves more than a million euros by implementing Camera Enforcement

For years, the municipality of Breda had huge troubles with the bus lane at the ‘Houtmarkt’. The bollard – that was placed at the bus lane – should only allow people with an exemption, including busses, police cars, ambulances, and inhabitants. However, the bollard did not function properly and became unpredictable, dangerous, and – most of all – very expensive for the municipality. The bollard broke regularly and caused damage to vehicles with and without an exemption. Brickyard solved this problem with smart Camera Enforcement.

Last Friday, the ‘Camera Enforcement’ system at the ‘Houtmarkt’ went online and is now registering trespassers. The physical barriers (that used to cause the accidents) has been removed, resulting in lower costs and less worries for the city. Back in 2013, it was calculated that the municipality paid more than one million euros of repairing costs in approximately 20 years. Since ‘Camera Enforcement’ is mainly a software solution – in combination with the Brickyard maintenance-free camera – the high maintenance costs no longer apply. ‘Camera Enforcement’ registers all violators at the bus lane 24/7.

Alderman Boaz Adank says he expects the camera enforcement system to significantly reduce the number of violations at the bus lane, in an interview with local news organization ‘BN DeStem’. He also states that enough experience with camera enforcement ensures him that using cameras in this situation will be the right move for a safer Breda.

The full (Dutch) article of BN DeStem can be found here.
Photo: Wesley van der Linde

Share this news

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Other interesting articles:

Camera at bus lane ‘Rijksstraatweg’ in Ridderkerk, Netherlands

Since this month, the municipality of Ridderkerk (Netherlands) started using Brickyard Camera Enforcement at their bus lane ‘Rijksstraatweg’. Residents are experiencing nuisance by “cut-through traffic” that is using the bus lane for a shortcut. During this trial period, it will be examined whether camera enforcement will reduce cut-through traffic.

Read more »

This website uses cookies to provide you with the best user experience. More information about cookies and our privacy statement on this page.

This website uses cookies to provide you with the best user experience. More information about cookies and our privacy statement on this page.