Drivers warned about new AI traffic camera that lawyer says is a …
Drivers who take chances with road safety could be caught out much sooner with a new type of camera keeping an eye on the roads. The “4D” radar and super-resolution cameras - known as the Redspeed Sentio - are able to look inside vehicles and detect if drivers are on the phone or not wearing a seatbelt.
Birmingham Live reports that the Redspeed Sentio camera can be linked to DVLA and police databases to check tax and insurance on the spot. It can monitor six lanes night and day and be combined with other units to check average speeds.
Brian Gregory, from the Alliance of British Drivers, said: “It’s clear the hollow assurances the motoring public was given about speed cameras being used exclusively to prevent accidents was always a total sham. The objective is actually to maximise their revenue-generating potential”
The camera has been installed on the busy A23 in Lambeth, South London, as part of a Transport for London trial. It could then be given Home Office approval to be used further afield.
Lawyer Nick Freeman — who specialises in motoring offences and is known as Mr Loophole — told the publication: “As drivers we are all becoming sitting ducks. This could just be a step too far.
“It could help alleviate the lack of police on our roads. But we will always be missing something when we don’t have that human element.”
- ^ Birmingham Live (www.birminghammail.co.uk)
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