Police using new detectors to warn mobile phone users
The Thames Valley and Hampshire forces are rolling out the technology to show when motorists are using their phones
The Thames Valley and Hampshire police forces are rolling out the new technology to show when motorists are using their phones.
The technology will flash a warning to motorists using their phones in the car, however it will not be able to differentiate between drivers and passengers.
According to the BBC, this is how the technology will work ” The system, which cannot record footage… picks up 2G, 3G and 4G signals and will therefore flash to alert people in cars who are using phones to call, text or data.
If people are using a Bluetooth hands-free device, the detector will recognise this and not flash.
The technology cannot distinguish if a passenger or a driver of a vehicle is using a phone and so the sign will be activated regardless of who is using the mobile.
The forces say the two detectors, which cost £6,000 each, will be located on the A34 in Oxfordshire but will be posted at different locations throughout the Thames Valley and Hampshire to start – but more could be rolled out.”
For more information on this, please visit the BBC article here.