Question #14
Paolo
Head of "Systems at Operations Centre"

How many CCTVs are there to control traffic?

There are 158 traffic cameras on the motorway, monitored by the Radio Operations Centre and Coa, the traffic police’s Motorway Operations Centre.
The system uses the latest-generation pan tilt and infrared cameras, which means they can be positioned easily and guarantee continuous service even during the night.
This system complements the safety system which consists of 203 SOS emergency telephone boxes, one every two kilometers, 107 variable message signs which are updated in real time and 27 hotspots for detecting hazardous goods which enable the operators to identify the vehicle’s load by the codes printed on it.

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Question #12
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Question #13
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Question #15
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Question #16
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Question #18
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Question #19
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Question #20
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