The government has put out a tender for a new state-of-the-art system to monitor speeding on the national roads.
Rabat – The Minister of Public Works, Transport, Logistics and Water, Abdelkader Amara, has launched a call to tenders for the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of 552 devices for the automatic control and detection of traffic violations.
According to the statement released by the ministry yesterday, June 18, the tender includes 276 speed control devices outside urban areas, 204 monitoring devices for respecting signaling appliances in urban regions, and an average of 72 highway speed monitoring devices.
The minister also noted that he has introduced a number of methods to enhance automatic speed control devices. These initiatives are intended to reduce the rate of accidents caused by speeding by implementing the objectives of the national road security policy.
The policy is aimed specifically at reducing by 50% the number of fatalities of road accidents by 2026.
Moroccan Al Omra Group International (Group leader), German Vitronic, and Emirates-based Vitronic Middle East have all submitted bids for the national contract.
Besides the detection of speed and traffic light breaches, these systems have various characteristics, including the ability to detect multiple vehicles at the same time. The devices can detect up to 24 cars, off-road and in-line traffic violations, as well as categorize types of vehicle.
The devices also have the capacity to function in both directions (far and close) and use laser scanning techniques.
The statement adds that it will take 2 years to finish the project and that the average speed monitoring equipment will be positioned on the highway network roads, making possible to track the average speed of cars on the road areas over a number of kilometers.
This is not the first time that the ministry has taken action to control speeding on the national roads. In 2018, the ministry purchased 280 movable radars to monitor the speed of Moroccan drivers.