Western Cape Traffic Department recieves 31 G20 BMWs

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31 modified G20 BMWs had been handed over to the Western Cape Traffic Department as step one in direction of changing the division’s present fleet.

Picture: Voice of the Cape

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As a part of a complete of 122 models that can finally substitute the prevailing patrol fleet, the 31 automobiles handed over lately served as step one in direction of a extra succesful patrol fleet. Based mostly on the bottom value of a 2023 BMW 330i (R1 008 197), the brand new fleet of G20 BMWs may price greater than R100 million. Whereas it’s possible {that a} buy-in-bulk low cost might have been included and introduced down the whole value, the actual fact stays that that is possible an eight-figure funding.

These dear G20 BMWs are geared up with computerized quantity plate recognition cameras. The ANPR cameras and the accompanying software program depend on the Nationwide Site visitors Data System to offer officers the flexibility to scan quantity plates and supply data concerning earlier visitors infringements, cloned quantity plates, unlicensed autos, and extra. These new patrol automobiles additionally function a push-to-talk system which permits for simpler two-way communication.

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“The Western Cape remains to be the one province that has a 24/7 presence of visitors providers defending our roads and actively decreasing street crash fatalities. Our Provincial Site visitors Legislation Enforcement was additionally the primary enforcement company to make use of in-vehicle expertise, pioneering the on-board ANPR cameras over the previous couple of years.” – Ricardo Mackenzie, Western Cape Minister of Mobility

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