The City of Cape Town has installed an average speed over distance (ASOD) system on Nelson Mandela Boulevard in its latest attempt to address speeding and promote road safety.
The installation of the system was approved by the City’s Camera Review Committee as it was considered to be the best measure to address speeding along this particular road, which is suitable for ASOD deployment.
The cameras measure the speed of all vehicles travelling inbound and outbound between the bottom of Nelson Mandela Boulevard and the N2 and M3.
The system consists of three sets of cameras that will cover all of the incoming and outgoing lanes.
The first set is on the footbridge over Nelson Mandela Boulevard in the vicinity of District Six; the second set is on the Main Road bridge over Settlers Way; and the third set is on the footbridge at Mostert’s Mill on the M3.
John spoke to the Mayoral Committee Member for Safety JP Smith:
The City issued 113 000 speeding fines in August alone.— Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, City of Cape Town
The cameras above the lanes on Nelson Mandela Boulevard.