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Installation of video cameras leads to far fewer people driving on the Uetliberg

The driving of cars on the Uetliberg has been prohibited for over a hundred years, though many have ignored this. However, since video cameras were set up by the municipality of Uitikon in April, many drivers have been filmed turning back, though this is too late for them to avoid being fined.
According to a report in the Zurich-Schaffhausen regional newspaper, and as quoted by the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper, these cameras have been very effective, and shown that 80% of drivers have stopped and hesitated on seeing them and then turned round.
It should be noted, however, that the cameras have not been installed at the point where the prohibition starts, but a few metres further on, meaning that the drivers have already committed an offence when caught on camera, and no fewer than 800 fines have been issued as a result.
The head of public safety in the municipality of Uitikon, Patrick Wolf, hopes that word will spread that driving on the Uetliberg is forbidden and that miscreants can expect to be fined if caught. At present, there no plans for further measures, such as the installation of a barrier.

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