New ‘super’ speed cameras look very different – and can catch you on your phone

New speed cameras have been introduced in the UK, which can also catch drivers eating or using their phone while driving.

The sophisticated cameras look nothing like traditional speed cameras which might make them hard for motorists to spot.

One of the features of the cameras is the LED infrared technology which allows into sense when other offences are being committed while behind the wheel.

They can detect drivers who aren’t wearing a seatbelt or are using their phone, eating, drinking or smoking, reports Devon Live.

The cameras face traffic and are paired with an accompanying LED box system 20 yards in front of them.

Drivers can also be captured for these offences at nighttime from these new cameras.

Dubbed the ‘yellow vultures’ these cameras have been introduced as part of the new Safety Camera Partnership.

It aims to more effectively catch motorists flouting road rules that could be putting them and other road users at risk.

These cameras have been fitted along the Gdynia Way in Plymouth.

The average speed cameras are set at different locations along a stretch of road, at a minimum of 200m apart, and synchronised to record what times cars pass through using number plate reading technology.

A computer will then work out the average speed that the car travelled between the cameras to determine whether or not the limit was exceeded.

Motorists that are caught speeding can be fined anything from an on-the-spot fine of £100 up to £1,000 and up to six penalty points.

Any driver that is caught using their phone while behind the wheel of the car can be fined £200 and six penalty points.

The phone driving laws changed in 2017 doubling the punishment to act as a bigger deterrent for offenders.

Eating, drinking (non-alcoholic) and smoking while driving is not illegal but they can land you a fine or punishment for careless or distracted driving.

Daily Express :: Cars Feed

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