Ulsan, Korea, Feb 3 (Korea Bizwire) – A parking surveillance system mounted on city buses has contributed a lot to reducing the incidence of illegal parking. The City of Ulsan in the southeast of the country near Busan has introduced the system in September 2012 and has seen so much improvement in traffic flow and safety.
The system was in place in 15 buses running in four different lines within the city. For Nos. 127 and 401 buses, the number of illegal parking cases has been reduced to 29 during the whole year of 2013 from 43 during the four-month introductory period between September and December. Before the system introduction, the number of illegal parking tickets issued ran as high as 137 in August 2012.
After the system was in place, the average running time from one end to another was cut to 76.4 minutes from 80.0 minutes, a 4.5-percent improvement. The buses’ average speed has also increased 19.4 percent to 32.0 kilometers per hour from 26.8 km per hour in July 2012.
The bus-mounted surveillance system works like this: if a car parked on the street for more than 5 minutes is caught on the camera twice by successive buses, then it will be issued a ticket. For more information on the system, contact the Ulsan Metropolitan City Government at 052-229-4283 or visit the website at www.ulsan.go.kr.