Pit-stop system to combat speeding on roads starts continuous operation

Pit-stop system to combat speeding on roads starts continuous operation
It immediately detects speeding in excess of 60 kilometres per hour.

Pit-stop system cameras that register speeding on Moscow motorways have started working continuously, said Vadim Yuryev, head of the Road Traffic Centre.

The system steadily monitors and immediately communicates data about a vehicle that has exceeded the speed limit by over 60 kilometres an hour to the nearest motorway patrol. They, on their part, stop the driver and make a report. The maximum penalty for this offence is suspension of the driver’s license for up to one year.

“Fourteen such cases have been submitted to court. We will continue to register speeding,” Mr Yuryev said.

On the whole, the number of road accidents in the city has dropped by nine percent.

“We can see that Moscow drivers are becoming more disciplined, but cases of gross violations of traffic rules remain. To be clear, drivers moving through the city at a speed of over 150 kilometres an hour are not only a danger to themselves, but worst of all, they are a threat to the people around them. In the past, such drivers received a ticket after some time, but this is not enough.” Mr Yuryev said.

Now, the Pit-Stop system automatically determines the offender’s route and makes a decision for patrol teams to pursue and detain the offender.