How it Helps
Because automated traffic enforcement differs from manual enforcement by police personnel, governments must expressly include such enforcement and its operating conditions into their laws and associated processes when prosecuting offenders using automated enforcement technology.2
Evidence Data Integrity:
Evidence integrity is a requirement for this approach to operate effectively. Evidence of a violation should be consistently and carefully recorded. Extensive testing is necessary to ensure that digital evidence is protected using data encryption, authentication, and integrity requirements throughout data registration, transport, retention, and recovery. There must be complete certainty that violation data is secret, private, irreversible, read-only, and invalid when altered.2
Automated enforcement requires substantial funding and investment in personnel, technology, networks, and awareness, all of which are rare commodities for any government, especially in the developing nations. It also necessitates the change of multiple laws, which requires extensive agreements between various departments and other federal agencies.
In many nations, automated traffic enforcement may result in a strong negative reaction from the driving public and different media outlets. Examples of this may be found in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.2 Automated enforcement also runs the risk of being seen as a source of money or even a restriction on individual freedom.
1) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Research & Ratings
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit organization in the United States founded in 1959 and based in Arlington, Virginia. It seeks to minimize the frequency of motor vehicle traffic accidents by conducting research and assigning ratings to popular passenger automobiles and consumer items like child car booster seats. It also researches road infrastructure and traffic laws and has assisted in the promotion of policy choices.
2) Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is a nonprofit group representing state and territory highway safety offices by executing federal funding initiatives to meet behavioral roadway safety concerns. The GHSA supports deploying safety cameras to enforce speeding and red-light breaches. GHSA offers provinces and territories management and advocacy to improve road safety, influence national policy, improve program administration, and promote best practices.