Enhancing road safety through automatic identification of traffic violations

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Published by: Generalitat de Catalunya
Published at 05/06/2023 Last update 30/06/2023
Justice, legal system and public safety

This DT story focuses on addressing the issue of traffic violations by leveraging advanced technologies. The goal is to improve road safety by identifying and deterring two common violations: the absence of seat belts and the use of mobile phones while driving. The story highlights the potential benefits of implementing a solution that utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) for automated violation detection and the optimization of the sanctioning process.


Problem or opportunity

Road safety is a paramount concern due to the prevalence of traffic violations such as the absence of seat belts and distracted driving caused by mobile phone usage. These violations not only pose a risk to drivers and passengers but also contribute significantly to road accidents and human error-related sanctions. This presents an opportunity to develop a solution that can effectively identify and discourage these violations, thereby enhancing road safety and reducing the associated risks.


Expected benefits

Implementing an AI-powered solution for traffic violation identification offers several potential benefits:

  • Improved safety: by detecting and discouraging violations like the absence of seat belts and mobile phone usage, accidents, injuries, and fatalities on the road are reduced.

  • Efficiency and resource optimization: automated violation detection streamlines the sanctioning process, leading to better resource allocation and improved efficiency in reviewing and enforcing penalties.

  • Increased compliance: the solution can raise awareness among drivers and create a deterrent effect, promoting better compliance with traffic regulations and fostering responsible driving habits.

  • Scalability: as the solution evolves, it can be expanded to detect and address other common traffic violations, further enhancing road safety.