The world’s largest traffic enforcement equipment supplier, the Sensys Gatso Group, through its subsidiary Gatso USA, has been awarded a one-year contract from the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council to implement the state’s Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program.
Gatso USA was the successful bidder for the managed service contract, which is based on the performance of the program and is estimated to be worth US$2m. The one-year contract has five single-year extensions, and program implementation will commence immediately, with the automated enforcement system expected to start in the first quarter of 2018 and the first revenue generation to begin by the second quarter. The Sensys Gatso Group will handle the hardware and software implementations, as well as database integrations.
Sensys Gatso will use its flexible Puls data analytics platform to correlate information from license plate recognition (LPR) camera systems, multiple databases and real-time data feeds in order handle the complete citations issuance fulfilment process on behalf of the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council. This first-of-its-kind statewide program incorporates county participation, where the focus will be on capturing license plates, matched against key databases to identify vehicles actively driving on Oklahoma roads without valid insurance.
Under the Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program, vehicles that are identified without valid insurance cover will be issued a citation, and the owner/driver will be required to purchase a suitable insurance policy.
The District Attorneys Council says the purpose of the program is to reduce the large number of uninsured drivers on the state’s roads; a problem that pushes up insurance rates and medical costs for legitimate drivers, and contributes to a high number of hit-and-run accidents.
Sensys Gatso’s Puls platform is an elaborate software application that collects evidential data, which can be used by government institutions for enforcement and control purposes. Puls takes inputs from multiple camera systems and other data sources, correlates events, and can apply diverse logic to detect events or violations that are of interest to agencies in real time.
“We knew from the early days of our collaboration that Oklahoma’s leadership team was seeking a performance-based, ‘best value’ partner to work with,” explained Andrew Noble, president of Gatso USA.
“In order to achieve the ambitious goal of 100% insurance compliance across the state, we needed to prove, with empirical data, just how we would help them reach this goal. The vetting process was rigorous and deliberate, and we are so pleased to have been selected.”