How StarTraq (UK) Limited and The Fijian Land Transport Authority overcame a distance of over 10,000 miles to deliver a dynamic offence management system to help Fiji achieve the lowest road fatality rates in the last twenty-five years.
Fiji is made up of over 200 islands with a population of just over 837,000 people. With such a small population and only 2,050 miles of road (of which only 1,200 miles are tar sealed), you would not think that road safety would be a top priority.
It might come as a surprise to most that Fiji’s road death statistics are actually worse than that in the United Kingdom. In 2010 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that Fiji had an estimated 6.3% road death rate per 100,000 of the population. This is compared to the United Kingdom where there was an estimated 3.7% road death rate per 100,000 of the population.
Following on from the WHO report, in 2011 The Fijian Land Transport Authority (LTA) decided to
take action and implement a new traffic enforcement programme, with a simple goal to reduce road
deaths and improve overall road safety, the LTA faced some key challenges. The first and perhaps
the biggest challenge the LTA had to overcome was the introduction of new legislation to approve
new road traffic enforcement laws. The second hurdle to overcome was the distance between the
LTA and StarTraq (over 10,000 miles), this would prove to have a significant effect on the overall cost of the project. Finally the LTA needed a solution that was flexible, could work with multiple camera manufacturers, was easy to deploy across several islands and would be able to interface with their existing systems.
After finding a camera manufacturer (Truvelo) in 2011, the LTA needed to make sure that the back
office solution they picked would not only work with the cameras they purchased now, but also any
further cameras they may look to purchase in the future. The LTA decided to choose StarTraq’s back
office solution, Dome (Dynamic Offence Management & Enforcement). The StarTraq Dome was the perfect fit for the LTA; because of its flexibility, the Dome was easily adapted to fit the LTA’s business
process. Being a browser-based system meant that the LTA didn’t need to invest heavily in IT infrastructure, a compatible desktop machine with a web browser is all that was required for users to access the Dome. With it being delivered as a Software as a Service (SAAS) it.
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