MMDA chair says drivers shouldn't avoid CCTV cameras
Would everyone be a better driver if they knew where they were?
(SPOT.ph) The head of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has said that a list showing the locations of several closed circuit television cameras in major roads is not true. The list, published as a photo on Top Gear Philippines’ Facebook page on April 27, shows several points along EDSA, Commonwealth Avenue, and C5 where the cameras are supposedly installed. The post has been shared over 12,000 times as of writing.
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Emerson Carlos also said the list got "less than five" of the locations right, according to a report from Inquirer.net.
According to Inquirer, there are around 250 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed all over the Metro for the implementation of the MMDA's no-contact apprehension policy.
Further, ever since the MMDA re-implemented the policy in mid-April, it has not specified where the CCTV cameras are located so that motorists will ensure compliance with traffic rules at all times.
“We are asking what their motive is [for the publication of the list]...why do you want motorists to avoid [the cameras]? That appears to be a bad motive,” said Carlos in the report. He said the policy aims to instill "overall discipline" in drivers.
Photo from Manila Bulletin