AI speed cameras to be used across UK as trial catches 600 drivers in just two weeks

There are calls for more police forces around the country to use new AI speed cameras to help crack down on the number of people using their phone at the wheel.

It has been 20 years since the Government rolled out legislation to ban the use of mobile phones when driving, although road safety charities highlight how it is still a massive issue.

While the number of fixed penalty notices has dropped from 162,400 in 2011 to less than 20,000 last year, organisations are questioning whether this is down to better compliance or less enforcement.

Eight per cent of motorists admitted to using their phone behind the wheel, while a staggering 93 per cent said they had seen other people using their phones when driving.

The AA Charitable Trust has urged for the installation of additional cameras, particularly those that use artificial intelligence, across the country.

It is thought that this will increase the number of drivers caught using their cellphones while driving.

While their use has been limited thus far, police testing have been successful, prompting the AA Charitable Trust to push for a wider rollout “as soon as possible.”

Almost 600 people were captured by police breaking traffic laws using the new AI cameras in the first two weeks of operation in Devon and Cornwall.

This includes 590 people who were not wearing seatbelts and 40 persons who were texting while driving.

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