In Australia, hidden cameras will begin to fine drivers with smartphonesOctober 2, 2019
The authorities of the Australian state of New South Wales will spend about $ 60 million to organize a new system of hidden road cameras. With the help of complexes will be fined drivers who use mobile phones while driving. This was reported by the Fast Company.
The state government has already organized on the roads a system of 45 disguised complexes of a new type – both stationary and mobile. Each of the devices consists of two cameras and a computer. The first camera captures the number of the car, while the second monitors the face of the driver. If the system recognizes a motorist with a mobile gadget in his hands, he will be fined $ 235 for inattentive driving.
The authorities of New South Wales tested the new system for six months, checking about 8.5 million cars. During this time, more than 100 thousand violators were recorded who typed messages or browsed social networks. It is reported about cases when the driver asked the passenger to hold the steering wheel while he was typing.
The head of the local Ministry of Transport, Andrew Constance, noted that the government does not aim to collect more fines from the population. The challenge is to instill in drivers the idea that they can be fined for an inattentive ride at any time.
Road complexes with the same purpose have also begun testing in the UK. There are special sensors that recognize drivers who use mobile phones while driving without hands-free devices.
The complex is capable of recognizing 2G, 3G and 4G networks, as well as a Bluetooth signal. If the system does not record the activity of the Bluetooth protocol, then it concludes that the phone is used without a wireless device. Then a signal with a crossed-out telephone appears on special information signs along the road.
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