Traffic management on busy roadways is a complex task requiring creative tools to empower law enforcement and public policy makers. There are numerous factors to consider when it comes to holistic traffic enforcement, and among the most pressing is speeding.
While some would argue speeding is relatively normalised behaviour, it is an exceedingly dangerous habit. Speeding is correlated with an increase in vehicle-related deaths; a 2017 study conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board found that speeding resulted in just as many casualties as drunk driving between 2005 and 2014 – only speaking to the importance of monitoring and enforcing speed limits.
Traditional ways to enforce speed limits were hands-on and time consuming. As the technology utilised for automated enforcement has become more advanced, increasing accuracy and data rich (e.g. ANPR), traffic management and speed enforcement has become more effective and efficient while yielding actionable data to inform smart policy decision-making. As automated enforcement becomes more sophisticated, municipalities are given improved visibility to keep drivers and pedestrians safe.
Among these sophisticated traffic management functionalities is point-to-point (P2P) speed enforcement (also referred to as “average speed detection”). P2P has been widely used in Europe, United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. It is expected to be introduced to the United States market soon and enables municipalities to deter speeding across a greater distance, allowing for slight and normal variations in speed.
Redflex’s Halo and Halo Distributed are cutting-edge traffic enforcement cameras that combine numerous functionalities for a comprehensive solution, including P2P speed enforcement where approved. Multiple features make Halo an industry-leading product, including:
P2P enforcement not only deters speeding, it also can improve congestion and reduce deadly crashes. Redflex’s Halo solutions can be easily incorporated into existing roadway infrastructure and is an ideal option for jurisdictions committed to improving public safety.
Learn more about Halo here.