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Not sure if this has been done before in the Philippines and I have never seen or heard of this until now. 

CCTO's speed gun to end SRP speeding

September 08, 2021
MOTORISTS passing through the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City should avoid overspeeding or get penalized.

This after the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) has acquired a radar speed gun to help detect the speed of vehicles passing along the SRP.

With their speed gun, the CCTO can now start implementing City Ordinance 2621, which requires vehicles passing through the SRP to move within a speed limit of 60 kilometers per hour.

The ordinance, which was authored by Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, was enacted in April this year.

Paul Gotiong, CCTO spokesperson, said drivers caught driving beyond the speed limit may be penalized with a P2,000 fine and attendance of a four-hour seminar for the first offense.

For the second offense, the motorist will be required to pay a P2,500 fine, attend a four-hour seminar and spend three hours for community service.

But a motorist caught the third time will be required to pay a P3,000 fine and have his or her vehicle impounded.

Gotiong said the CCTO is testing one speed gun for now before acquiring more. It is now being used by the personnel assigned at the SRP. (JJL)

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I believe such devices are in use on the Angeles-Subic 'Expressway'. 

A nice little earner... as other users around the world have discovered (decades ago). 

What's next... registration plates ?  :89:

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1 hour ago, graham59 said:

I believe such devices are in use on the Angeles-Subic 'Expressway'. 

A nice little earner... as other users around the world have discovered (decades ago). 

What's next... registration plates ?  :89:

Yes, they have had them on SCTEX for several years.  We have had them in Subic Bay Freeport for over 2 years, before Covid.

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1 hour ago, graham59 said:

What's next... registration plates ?

Yes, with Speed Cameras.

When a speed camera system detects a passing vehicle, it takes a picture. These pictures capture the following information about the offending vehicle:

·        Color, make, model, and license plate

·        Date and time of the offense

·        Direction of travel

·        Speed of the vehicle VS posted speed limit

·        Lane vehicle is traveling in

·        Camera Locations

·        Other specified parameters

 

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18 minutes ago, Moshe Levine said:

Yes, with Speed Cameras.

When a speed camera system detects a passing vehicle, it takes a picture. These pictures capture the following information about the offending vehicle:

We are talking about radar guns here which are hand held and if you are speeding the cop will jump out in front of you. The reading is in the gun like a digital thermometer. 

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34 minutes ago, Moshe Levine said:

Color, make, model, and license plate

Are you aware that many Philippine vehicles still have the plates from 5 owners ago and that fellow may be dead or left the country?  That makes photo radar a little bit useless.  You see the plates stay with the car when you sell, not with the owner.  So if the new owner never changes it out of your name then . . well you probably get the picture. 

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1 hour ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

Are you aware that many Philippine vehicles still have the plates from 5 owners ago and that fellow may be dead or left the country?  That makes photo radar a little bit useless.  You see the plates stay with the car when you sell, not with the owner.  So if the new owner never changes it out of your name then . . well you probably get the picture. 

Assuming its a speed radar gun as JGF says... the ticket would be issued by the officer to the driver rather than the vehicle.  But IF the officer were to check registration of the vehicle during the stop, AND figured out the person never changed it after purchasing it... yep, whole new issue for some to deal with.

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8 hours ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

I have never seen or heard of this until now. 

About 3 years ago, when they opened up a new expressway, saw a speed gun and a motorcycle cop twice in 2 months,,,,never seen another since :whatever:

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Sign of the times, next breathalyzer testing, wont that be fun, no craft or corruption for road violations, what's the PI's coming too. :whatever:

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It all went to crap after vehicles were expected to have some tread and no exposed wires on the tyres.  :no:

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