Contactless apprehension may soon be easier for our traffic enforcers. Recently, the De La Salle University (DLSU) launched a new software that is aimed at capturing traffic violators 24/7. It's called the Contactless Apprehension of Traffic Violators on a 24-Hour Basis and All-Vehicle Detection System (CATCH-ALL).

Made possible with the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), the new software aims at capturing a motorist's traffic violation by focusing on the driver's behavior.

Dr. Elmer Dadios, the project leader of the new software, said that there are two types of traffic congestion in the Philippines. One is the massive ammount of vehicles and the other is behavior-based congestion which CATCH-ALL will focus on.

New software can catch traffic violations all-day

The new software is capable of detecting a vehicle's violations like number coding, beating the red light and swerving as such. In addition, CATCH-ALL can also profile the vehicle and keep track of it.

So far, 10 CCTVs have been distributed around Manila to test the new software. Two are located along Estrada Street beside DLSU and is accompanied by an LED board that can display the plate number of vehicles along with their corresponding traffic violation.

Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau representative Julio Galang commended the project as it will detect other traffic violations that can be overlooked by traffic enforcers. Both the DLSU and DOST-PCIEERD hope that this new software can be installed in other parts of Manila, as well as in neighboring cities and municipalities.

Other potential partners for CATCH-ALL include the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO). That way, CATCH-ALL can be used nationwide.