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