What is new
Syntell has developed and implemented the most advanced automatic number-plate-recognition system for use at roadblocks.
Smart Roadblock has been deployed for the JMPD for the last 10 months, and has collected between R20,000 and R50,000 of outstanding fines each day. All the paperwork is done on site at the roadblock, including the issuing of the warrants of arrest, while a clerk of the court is present to issue summons. Motorists will be able to settle their fines there and then using credit cards, debit cards or cash. If no method of payment is available, the motorist will be arrested.
Gerrie Gernecke, the JMPD Director, has said that he wants to see the payment levels for fines rise from 33% to 60% within the next few years with the use of Smart Roadblock.