150 new traffic cameras to be installed
10 Jul 2017, 01:39 ( 6 Months ago) | updated: 10 Jul 2017, 11:10 ( 6 Months ago)
The law-enforcing authorities are going to install 150 more traffic cameras across the country in the next three years to intensively the monitoring of the vehicular movements and to control the speed of vehicles on the road, reported the Finnish news consortium Lännen Media.
The police and municipality officials are working to spot the possible areas where the cameras could be set up.
The Finnish Transport Agency is also preparing a proposed list for installing the cameras on the national roads.
The new-technology cameras are easier to install, said the Lännen Media report.
Presently there are 130 traffic cameras and about 930 traffic camera poles in Finland.
The law-enforcing agencies are also planning to introduce 25 automatic monitoring vehicles and a competitive tender will be floated this autumn in this regard.
The new cameras to be acquired from 2018 onwards will not replace the existing ones.