World first cameras to detect those texting and driving
Red-light-style camera technology – said to be a world first – is expected to be rolled out to catch drivers illegally using their mobile phones.
The hi-tech cameras have already been tested on Victorian roads, with more than 270 culprits detected during a five-hour test across just one lane of the state’s eastern freeway.
Deborah Knight speaks with Alex McCredie, Project Manager at One Task, the team behind this hi-tech system.
“They just can’t seem to catch these people. I don’t think it’s a reflection on the police, it’s just that people are now holding their phones right down low where they can’t be seen.
“This technology can pick that up.”
The new hi-tech cameras are causing a divide, with drivers concerned the pictures could be invasive, others saying it’s another sign of the nanny state.
But Deborah is all for the new red-light-style cameras.
“If my life is being saved and the lives of my kids are being saved… I don’t care if they’ve got a shot of my legs. They should be rolling this out nationally.”
Listen to the full interview below