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Traffic Management

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Traffic management
  • Date:2019-10-09
  • Department:New Taipei City Police Department

 

Traffic Conditions in the Area under the Department's Jurisdiction
Traffic in the area under the Department's jurisdiction extends in all directions, with massive vehicle flow. The jurisdiction covers five interchanges on the Sun Yat-Sen Highway and nine interchanges on the Northern Second Highway, and the North-South Throughway and railway also pass through the city. In addition, 16 important bridges, such as the Wanban Bridge and Huajiang Bridge, as well as the metro system directly connect the New Taipei City to the downtown area of Taipei City. Together this makes a complicated traffic environment. Furthermore, traffic jams occur in rush hour on some road sections which are affected by the construction of the second phase of Xinzhuang, Luzhou MRT lines as well as Bali-Xindian Overhead Highway and the second phase of the bypass of the Number One Highway,. This gives the Department a heavy traffic control workload. However, the Department is conscious that good traffic order is part of the image of a modern city and gives traffic control its utmost attention.
 
Tackling Traffic Flow
(1) Rush hour: The Department sets up 201 posts, dispatching 197 policeman person-trips and 178 civilian person-trips on weekdays, and sets up 159 posts, dispatching 162 policeman person-trips and 42 civilian person-trips on civic holidays. (2) Large-scale activities: for large-scale activities, the Department makes a careful plan in advance, carries out the action level by level, and utilizes the media to provide the public with relevant information relating to parking and public transportation routes, in order to reduce the stress of traffic. In implementing its tasks, the Department adopts the principles of flexible control and tactful command. Recent activities, such as the Series Activities for the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival and Gongliao International Ocean Music Festival demonstrated that the Department successfully accomplished this task.
 
Preventing traffic accidents
Traffic accidents occur frequently. In 2009, 146 cases of Class A1 traffic accidents causing destruction of vehicle and death of person occurred, with 151 deceased persons. Accidents severely endanger the lives and property of people. Therefore, it is hoped a safe traffic environment will be created, and the number of deaths caused by Class A1 traffic accidents will be reduced. The following preventive measures will be taken: (1) Improvement of road sections and crossings where traffic accidents are likely to occur: (a) The Traffic Bureau of New Taipei City Government will improve the pavement, markings, indicating lines and signs at road sections and crossings where traffic accidents are likely to occur. (b) The Public Works Bureau of New Taipei City Government will continue the road levelling project to eradicate risk factors. (2) Campaigns on traffic safety will be held. The Information Office and Education Bureau of New Taipei City Government will hold a campaign promoting correct ideas about traffic safety and help the public acquire correct knowledge regarding transportation. (3) Traffic laws will be strictly enforced. Offences including DUI, speeding, violation of road rights, and vehicles that are likely to cause traffic accidents will be priority targets. Drivers are encouraged to use their head lights all day to reduce the risk of traffic accidents.
 
Instructions on the Payment of Traffic Tickets
Tickets issued by officers on the spot may be paid through Internet, post office or commissioned agencies if the due date for payment has not passed and payment options on the upper left of the ticket are ticked. If the due date has expired, payment can not be made through commissioned financial institutions, with the exception of post offices. If violators’ driving licenses and/or vehicle registrations are seized, or if violators cause accidents, violators must go to the designated place (motor vehicle supervision offices) to pay for the ticket. For tickets issued by mail, penalties may be paid via Internet, post or commissioned agency (appointed convenience stores). However, appointed convenience stores do not accept payment for tickets issued by policemen on the spot.