MANILA, Philippines - Due to numerous road rages happening these days, drivers are installing a camera on the dashboard of their car to capture not just accidents but "kotong" traffic enforcers as well. But how about traffic enforcers who are doing their job right? How do they protect themselves? Look how this MMDA constable installed a camera on top of his helmet to capture these "pasaway" drivers.
MMDA Constable Makes Own Cheap Camera Helmet To Capture 'pasaway Drivers'
Jun 10, 2015 at 12:28 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
Cesar Detera Jr., a 29-year old MMDA constable who is currently assigned along the boundary of Pasay and Paranaque city had an idea of setting up a small camera attached to his helmet.
In an interview with Inquirer, he said that this idea came up after his traumatic encounter with a motorist who hit him twice on the knee.
So what he did is he bought a cheap SJ4000 chinese version camera, attached it to his helmet using a double-adhesive tape which he got from an "ukay-ukay" store for only 250 pesos.
His dream is to actually get a GoPro camera but he said as of now, he is contented with what he have.
He said he encounters mostly the worst drivers in Baclaran.
"I know I’m now protected,” he said. Since any encounter with a hothead on the road can be recorded on his camera, "I can show proof of the violation for my own protection. The driver cannot just deny what happened and get away with it."
To MMDA Chairman Mr. Francis Tolentino, please consider your officer Mr. Cesar Detera's idea of having a camera attached to your officers helmet. This is a brilliant idea as drivers as well as MMDA constables will be able to capture road rage incidents whenever, wherever. It will be also better if at the end of the day, their supervisors would be able to review the recorded video to know if their subordinates are doing their job right - a kind of performance assessment.