Bataan launches No Contact Apprehension Program

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Bataan launched its No Contact Apprehension Program (NCAP) for the efficient management and monitoring of traffic along Roman Superhighway, making it safer and accessible for pedestrians and motorists. 

It is a Public-Private Partnership between the provincial government and Qpax Traffic Systems that will utilize state-of-the-art cameras with artificial intelligence technology that can accurately capture the conduction sticker and plate number of motorists and will be monitored at the 1Bataan Command Center.

The data will then be stored at the information database of Land Transportation Office.

“Contactless apprehension will be a big help to our enforcers as it minimizes face to face interaction especially during this time of the pandemic. There will be no need for arguments between violators and enforcers as a notice of violation (NOV) will be sent to them,” Metro Bataan Development Authority General Manager Christopher Pizarro said.

When the system detects a violation, NOV will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle upon review and approval of the Bataan Traffic Adjudication Board that will document the place and time of the violation, along with the corresponding fines and penalties.

QPAx Traffic Systems representative Manolo Ona said the company invested P50 million for this venture.

Bataan is the first province to implement the NCAP. It was previously launched in the cities of Parañaque, Valenzuela, Manila, Cauayan and Quezon.

For his part, Governor Albert Garcia said the program will assist local governments and their respective enforcers in the observance of traffic rules and regulations and apprehend reckless motorists especially that Roman Superhighway is experiencing an influx of large vehicles transporting goods and cargoes.

“This is a program that Bataeños can be proud of. Your local government now implements this breakthrough technology to ensure that our citizens are safe regardless if they are the driver of the motor vehicle, a commuter, or pedestrian. Through this program, we can prevent road accidents that may lead to the loss of lives of our citizens,” he furthered. (CLJD/CASB-PIA 3)