The Silesian police, as the first in the country, will warn against traffic jams and accidents in real time, thanks to the application and the voivodship’s safety observatory.
As the first in the country, the Provincial Headquarters in Katowice provides online information about road obstructions. The publicly available application will help to indicate the place and duration of the traffic jam on the road where the road incident occurred.
The advantage of this solution for all road users is the ability to immediately see what will take us more time – choosing a detour or waiting in a traffic jam.
The “Digital Security Observatory” tab has been made available at the internet address of the police.orsip.pl website, where, among other things, there are applications related to the daily work of the Silesian traffic police:
Online traffic incidents
History of road accidents and particularly dangerous places
The online traffic incident application will be available on any device with an Internet connection, and traffic police officers will post information about traffic jams immediately after reaching the scene of the incident.
The Silesian Police hopes that operators of road navigation systems will be willing to cooperate, which, thanks to the knowledge of the duration of the ongoing impediment possessed only by policemen at the moment, will allow us to determine whether a shorter travel time to the destination will take us a stop in a traffic jam or whether we should choose the road detour.
The history of road incidents and particularly dangerous places application will allow you to check places/areas/sections of roads where road incidents have occurred. Therefore, the tool can be of assistance to local government institutions and road administrators.
Modern solutions were created as part of the project entitled “Digital Security Observatory of the Silesian Voivodeship – Silesian Police closer to society”, which was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Regional Operational Program of the Śląskie Voivodeship for 2014-2020. The total value of the project was PLN 23,166,170.99, of which PLN 19,476,692 PLN 60 (over 84 percent) was co-financed from EU funds.