Curbing road carnage using over speeding detection and vehicle recognition
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The abysmal number of road fatalities and statistics globally indicate that human error accounts for 80-95% of road accidents. Their impact instigates an urgent need for all possible measures to enforce driver compliance to road safety regulations. One of the factors that cause road accidents is over limit speed of the vehicle. In Uganda, road traffic regulation has been put in place by the Uganda police to curb road accidents using normal speed detection techniques such as on view- stopping of offenders and use of hand held radar guns at the spotted areas to detect vehicle drives above the speed limit. Technologies like Breathalyzers have been developed and deployed to enforce driver compliance to road safety regulations. However, Speed regulation in Uganda through usage of speed guns and Breathalyzers is greatly affected by corrupt officers who solicit for bribes and extortions. Also the speed camera systems which are used in developed countries like USA cannot be used in Uganda since most Ugandans lack clear postal/physical addresses and active email addresses.