12 were put into operation from today cameras for traffic control in bus lanes on central streets of Athens.
According to ERT, the cameras have been installed to record violations by drivers who illegally enter lanes reserved for public transport and ambulances. However, as reported by ERT, the drivers seem not to have been informed about their operation and the “reprimand” for each violation is 200 euros with the driver receiving the call by mail at home.
The cameras installed by OASA in collaboration with the Traffic Police operate every day and on Saturdays from 6 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon.
Where are the new cameras?
- Vasilissis Sofias Avenue: 5 cameras
- Kifisias Avenue: 1 camera
- Mesogeion Avenue: 3 cameras
- Alexandra Avenue: 3 cameras
What do they record?
The OASA will deliver to the Traffic Directorates at regular intervals, encrypted material that will be taken from the new digital cameras, so that the competent bodies can confirm and send the violations. The speed control system (radar – camera) mounted on a pole – cabin (chamber) will control the speed of all passing vehicles. The vehicle that violates the A.L.L. it will be recorded and captured in the photo.
Also, the photo will show: speed of movement, the point/lane of the violation, the direction, the date, the time as well as any element deemed necessary to document the violation. The violation will be recorded in a photo by means of a special color digital camera, while there will be the possibility of separating passengers (I.X.) and trucks.