Fort’s Radar-powered Traffic Speed Detection


I’ve seen this for over a month now every time I go to the Fort Bonifacio Global City and at first I thought it was nothing but then I encountered several motorists being flagged down by traffic enforcers.

Turns out those LED signs aren’t measuring the air temperature but the speed of cars passing by the monitors. If you’re not familiar with how they look like, here’s a photo I took today.

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taguig speed limit • Fort's Radar-powered Traffic Speed Detection

The usual speed limits are 40kmph and 50 kmph. The LED signages will show the current speeds of approaching vehicles. If there are multiple cars coming in at the same time, it tracks the one with the fastest speed.

The LEDs will turn red if you crossed the speed limit. If you’re in luck, a traffic enforcer will come out of hiding and flag you down. If not, he’ll radio your car plates to the others on the next traffic stop. The damage — Php1,000 for violating the speed limit.

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The problem though is that 40kmph might be too slow to maintain and that the radar might not be able to accurately measure the speed. Get past the limit by just 5kmph and you’re it.

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