AGD’s 344 Speed Enforcement radar selected for major safety project in Hsuehshan Tunnel, Taiwan
AGD’s approved partner in Taiwan, Eastern Science and Technology Co, has been awarded the speed enforcement tender in a 4 partner safety project in the Hsuehshan or “Snow Mountain” tunnel.
Snow Mountain or Hsuehshan is the second highest mountain (1184ft) in Taiwan. The Hsuehshan Tunnel connects Pinglin, Taipei County and Toucheng, Yilan County and runs to a total length of 42323ft. It is the longest road tunnel in East Asia and also the fifth-longest tunnel in the world.
Originally, when the Hsuehshan Tunnel was opened to traffic, the speed limit was 80km/h. It was later reduced to 70km/h.
Automated enforcement cameras have been installed all through the length of the tunnel to monitor speeders, tailgaters and illegal lane-changers. On average, the Hsuehshan Tunnel is a 20-minute drive. The total drive between Taipei City and Yilan County was reduced from over two hours to less than 40 minutes.
The 344 Gantry Mounted radar, part of AGD’s world leading and Home Office Type Approved [HOTA] enforcement portfolio, was selected following rigorous pilot trials in 2013.
Mr Lin, Eastern Science Managing Director, commented “The Snow Mountain project has taken 7 years to come to fruition and it is testament in no small part to having the right technology partner in AGD that we won this bid”.
“We are delighted with the performance of the 344 radars in the tunnel, as are the tunnel authorities and the police”