At any given time, there are millions of cars on the road worldwide. Therefore, it may be difficult for politicians to ensure that every driver abides by the laws.
If the motorist is not paying attention to their surroundings, driving might be a difficult undertaking. People are not independent when they travel outside because there are so many other cars on the road that affect how each driver feels while driving. Any lapse in concentration on the part of one individual can be fatal for those nearby. This is why using a phone while driving is prohibited, but people frequently disobey this advice. It is therefore vital to implement technologies that can identify such infractions by drivers.
What are Mobile Detection Cameras?
This system performs exactly what its name implies. The device takes a high-resolution image of the front of the automobile to determine whether the driver is texting or talking on a phone while operating the vehicle.
If you are on the phone, mobile-detection cameras can detect you.It could only snap the picture at a distance of up to 30 metres.
Penalty for offense
Depending on the state in which the law was broken, a different fine may be assessed. In some circumstances, a driving licence suspension is also an option in addition to a financial fine.
Following the passage of its Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Amendment Bill 2021, the ACT Government has announced plans to implement the technology early in 2019. South Australia will follow suit starting in September 2022. According to estimates, the government will make $46 million from the installation of the cameras in South Australia.
Although Acusensus cameras that may identify cell phone use while driving have been installed in Western Australia as a trial along Perth’s Kwinana Freeway, there are currently no intentions to issue a pertinent fee or warning notice. The Tasmanian government has also expressed a desire to take this technology into consideration.
With fines resulting from mobile phone detection cameras having been imposed since November 2020, the Netherlands is the first nation in the European Union to implement this technology internationally.
With its “yellow vulture” cameras, which can identify a variety of offences, including the usage of a mobile phone, the UK has also deployed similar technology as of 2019.
The New Zealand Police has declared that it has no imminent intentions to implement the technology but that it aims to analyse the Victorian implementation of the system.
Busy traffic intersections are typically where mobile phone detection cameras are put.