Caltrans uses video detection system to capture and understand wrong-way drivers’ behavior


Caltrans is running a two-year pilot program to reduce the incidences of wrong-way driving. The pilot contains three elements: firstly, the use of responsive “wrong way” and “do not enter” signs, which display warning lights when a wrong-way driver is detected. Secondly, a wrong-way driver detection system, in which video cameras detect wrong-way drivers, and send both alerts and vehicle photos to traffic management centers. Thirdly, the use of a video system that logs wrong-way drivers’ behavior so that it can be better understood.

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