The vehicle fleet in sub-Saharan African countries is one of the fastest growing in the world, which have increased the CO2 emissions and accidents in the territory. Some governments have already adopted a proactive policy to minimize these impacts.
In Ivory Coast, for example, an intelligent video system that reports speeding have been implemented in the capital, Abidjan. This new technology is more efficient than the conventional radar. According to the Ministry of Transport in Ivory Coast, the purpose of this new system, is to encourage population to change driving behavior, to make roads more fluid and thus reduce the number of accidents and CO2 emissions.
Indeed, this intelligent radar detects traffic violation (speeding, running a red light, degrading license plates, etc.) and sends a notification by SMS to the vehicle’ owner. Then, drivers then have the option of consulting their file online and paying or contesting the fine.