Cape Town: The highways in Cape Town are to be made far more secure for the citizens as the city welcomes an all-new Highway Patrol Unit. The Mayor of Cape Town city, Geordin Hill-Lewis, announced about the launch of the unit that would be patrolling around the highways 24*7 throughout the day and night.
In fact, this is for the very first time that Cape Town will have such a dedicated Highway Patrol Unit working for the security of the residents and travellers on the road.
To enhance their functionality and efficiency, the Highway patrol unit will be deployed with a dashboard camera that is technologically capable of recognizing the licence plates of the vehicles.
This is South African police in Cape Town.
This is how modern police forces should operating with the most relevant technology that enables them to do their jobs and protect citizens.
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The integrated use of technology in the cameras would facilitate spotting the drivers with outstanding arrest warrants or wanted for crimes, any stolen vehicles and notifying the police officers so as quickest action can be taken regarding making an arrest or call for backup teams.
The notifications would pop up if cameras spot any suspicious drivers on the road. This would also safeguard the citizens from reckless and drunk drivers on the road.
Mayor Geordin has called the move a historic step in technological investment and providing safety to the residents of the city. It indeed is a big step in ensuring a safer ride on the highways of Cape Town