11 May 2012

CNMI police aims for zero road toll

2:22 pm on 11 May 2012

Police in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands hope a new electronic crash reporting system will help them achieve a zero road toll.

The Department of Public Safety's Acting Commissioner says the system will allow police to electronically transmit crash reports from their cars to an island-wide database.

Ambrosio Ogumoro says the system will reduce road injuries and fatalities and has so far been installed in two police vehicles.

He says the initiative is part of a larger effort which includes electronic citations, a roadway information management system, and an integrated reporting analysis tool.

He says funding for the project comes from a federal grant awarded to CNMI's Office of High way Safety and it will be completely installed by September 2012.