HUNDREDS OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS INSTALLED ISLANDWIDE

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Hundreds of cameras have been installed across the island by the Government, in keeping with the proposed electronic surveillance system to help reduce traffic violations.

According to Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, Cabinet has passed the framework and approximately 490 traffic cameras have been installed across Kingston, 80 in Ocho Rios, 120 in Montego Bay, 38 in May Pen and 30 in Mandeville.

These state-of-the-art systems have licence plate reading technology, which are geared towards recording vehicles involved in traffic offences.

In a Ministry Paper tabled in Parliament last month, Cabinet explained that under the proposed system, unmanned electronic devices will be used to capture violations.