Caught On The Red Light
Makati city Philippines is known in the world as one of the cities in the Philippines that thrives on commerce and banking and innovative business technology; recently, the Makati city have tried another new advanced technology to boost more its economic standing within the Metro. However, the Makati city government said that this technology is still “free of charge” until it is proven effective on the field test, only then the Makati city will enter a financial agreement of its usage within the city.
The technology is about capturing traffic violators accurately or a traffic control system called QPAX Traffic System that will capture traffic violators within the city.
Makati city Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay and his fellow government officials in Makati city have recently entered an agreement with the said traffic technology with an Australian based company who owns the QPAX Traffic System technology to be field test on the road realm of Makati city free of charge for feasibility study purposes until it is proven effective only then the Makati city government will bring out funds to fund the usage of the technology within the city.
As it is said on their agreement, once the traffic device (the QPAX Traffic System) have collected enough datas to certify the feasibility of the traffic device system, to caught correct and accurate traffic violators as well as establishing a strong traffic control management, then this traffic control technology will permanently installed and use on Makati city traffic lights wherein the Makati city government will shouldered the finance of it through getting taxes from its people to generate funds for its usage within the city.
The QPAX Traffic System device will capture traffic violators and even jaywalkers within the Makati roads which will be mounted next to a traffic light for about three months free of charge.
The traffic device is using a red light camera that will capture image of a driver or people that violate traffic laws which will ensure filing of cases or imputing punishment on correct and accurate traffic violators compare to human traffic enforcers that is ineffective and even corrupt. An IT specialist even boast that QPAX Traffic System technology is incorruptible compare to human traffic enforcers, but the IT specialist overlook that QPAX is just a machine that is susceptible of making errors if it malfunctions. Thus, it is also corruptible.
By the way, Makati city is the first city in the Philippines to use such traffic control technology.