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Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications. 2015, 3(5), 112-117
DOI: 10.12691/jcsa-3-5-2
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Road Crime Control and Reporting System for Public Service Vehicles in Developing Countries: A Case of Kenya

Gikaru Wilfred G1, and Kasembeli Nelson M1

1Department of Computer Science, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

Pub. Date: December 11, 2015

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Gikaru Wilfred G and Kasembeli Nelson M. Road Crime Control and Reporting System for Public Service Vehicles in Developing Countries: A Case of Kenya. Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications. 2015; 3(5):112-117. doi: 10.12691/jcsa-3-5-2


In this paper, we introduce an Automated Decision Support System (DSS) that can help reduce road accidents in developing countries. The system incorporates a number of networked sensors that collect information related to road usage crimes that includes images and send the information to a central server for processing via a GPS tracking device. The type of sensors employed are weight sensors on the vehicles suspension to detect overloaded vehicles, a speed sensor to detect over speeding vehicles a sensor on the seatbelts to identify which seatbelts are not in use, alcohol detecting sensors for drunk drivers, and a camera to capture the people in the vehicle so that an identity can be put on defaulters. The Servers send analyzed data to different institutions that include, the Traffic headquarters, Kenya’s National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA), the judicially and the owners of the vehicles. Vehicle owners can also access more detailed information using a web browser. Sensors will collect information from the vehicles, forward this to an on-board data analyzer that will upload to the nearest access point (normally to be placed at authority stations).

Sensors (DDE DP) and Sensor Network GPS vehicle tracking device Access points SMS Bluetooth DSS OLAP General packet radio service (GPRS) ORF monitors Global System for Mobile communication (GSM)

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