Roadside system detects phone use in cars, activates warning sign

The technology detects when a phone is being used to make calls and cannot distinguish between drivers and passengers

The signs then flash a symbol of a mobile phone with a line through it to remind drivers not to touch their phones while behind the wheel.

Inspector Jonathan Chapman from Norfolk Roads Policing said: "This scheme is a good example of how we can work with local authorities to make using a mobile phone whilst driving as socially unacceptable as drink or drug-driving". It was claimed that the technology, which is initially being introduced in Norfolk, could be adapted as part of a system to catch and fine motorists, although this is not possible at present.

The move comes amid increasing concerns over the risks posed by drivers using mobile phones at the wheel. A study in 2016 found that nearly a third of motorists admitted to making phone calls, sending texts, posting on social media...

British road safety authorities are reportedly testing a roadside system for detecting phone use in cars.

The sign, which for the next four weeks will be at Holt Road, Norwich, is able to identify what type of signal is being transmitted or received by the handset and whether it is being used via the vehicle's Bluetooth system.

The technology can not log number plates or be used to catch offenders yet, but these advancements are being considered for the future and it is hoped the current system will act as a deterrent.

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"Any scheme which prevents this kind of behaviour is welcomed". The idea is that these signs will illuminate when a vehicle drives past with a mobile phone.

"We will be using the information provided by Norfolk County Council's road safety team to help us target drivers in the future", he added.

Although the signs are unable to log offending number plates, such a feature is being considered for development in the future.

The other thing worthy of mention is that these signs can't record footage, so they won't act in a similar way to speed cameras.

Mr Spinks said: "The aim of the technology is to remind drivers of the law and to get off their phones".

"Whilst this is still not a flawless science, the new generation of sign is significantly more accurate and reliable than the first".

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