Motorists will have to stick to the rules of the road at all times if they do not want to be caught out for traffic violations, with the introduction of new, almost undetectable, speed cameras around the country.
The unmistakable yellow traffic cameras – which loomed over motorists driving along the N2, Uitenhage Road, Target Kloof, Stanford Road and Kamesh Road – have been replaced with cleverly disguised, grey cameras resembling electricity boxes with small windows.
The new arrivals are Icam traffic cameras, which are moveable smart cameras that, according to the Traffic Management Technologies (TMT) website, serve multiple purposes.
While the municipality would not be drawn to comment on the details of the new traffic contravention system, spokesman Mthubanzi Mniki confirmed that the speed camera replacements were part of a traffic system overhaul.
The devices use Itrack technology for stolen vehicles, or vehicles with unpaid fines, that are on the special interest screening list and alert traffic officers of the approaching vehicles.
The new cameras not only catch speeding motorists, but also those who jump red robots.
The Icam cameras interface with hand-held electronic ticket-issuing devices and allow for the issuing of tickets by traffic officers on the spot.