Warning to English drivers: New high-tech speed cameras on the way

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.24 - 2023 9:31 AM CET

Photo: Presse-fotos.dk
Photo: Presse-fotos.dk
New high-tech speed cameras on the way.

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If you're a driver in England, you might want to start paying closer attention to your speedometer. A new generation of speed cameras is set to be deployed across the country, and they are more advanced than ever.

The new cameras, known as "speed guns," are equipped with the latest technology that allows them to capture not only the speed of a vehicle but also its make, model, and number plate. This information is instantly sent to a database, making it easier for authorities to track down speedsters.

Furthermore, the system will now be able to detect drivers who slam on the brakes right before the camera and those who speed up again after passing it.

Not just about speed

While the primary function of these cameras is to monitor speed, they are part of a broader initiative to improve road safety.

According to Birminghamlive the data collected can be used for various purposes, including identifying patterns of dangerous driving and areas where additional traffic calming measures may be needed.

Where will they be installed?

The cameras are expected to be installed in various locations, including motorways and busy city streets. The government has not yet disclosed the exact locations, but drivers are advised to always follow speed limits to avoid hefty fines.

The introduction of these advanced cameras has received mixed reviews. While some see it as a necessary step to enhance road safety, others argue that it's another way for the government to collect fines.

The deployment of these new cameras is expected to begin in the coming months. Drivers are advised to stay updated on the locations of these cameras and to always adhere to speed limits.