Bataan launches no-contact apprehension program
ORANI, Bataan––The provincial government of Bataan launched Thursday, Nov. 4, what it considered as a breakthrough in monitoring, observing, and disciplining motorists zipping through the 68-kilometer Roman Superhighway.
The no-contact apprehension (NCAP) program is a P50-million project to be undertaken with a private company through the 1Bataan public-private partnership scheme.
The QPax Traffic System would provide the technology while the Metro Bataan Development Authority would handle the operation, according to the provincial government.
“We are proud that our province is the host of the fastest growing freeport in the country. However, we cannot sacrifice the safety of Bataeños who share the road with traversing motorists,” Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia said in a statement.
With the help of NCAP, Garcia said the province is provided a layer of safety to ensure that erring motorists would be apprehended and disciplined to reduce the number of reckless drivers.
The NCAP program uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology that can accurately capture the conduction sticker and plate number of erring motorists through the Land Transportation Office information database.
When the system detects a violation, a notice of violation will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle upon review and approval of the Bataan Traffic Adjudication Board.
Garcia said there would be no more arguments between traffic enforcers and violators.
Christopher Pizarro, MBDA general manager, said the cameras along the Roman Superhighway are operating 24 hours daily. Traffic rule violators will be notified immediately.
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