Humberside road safety officer shows inside speed camera van
British drivers could see major speed camera changes introduced from next year, according to road safety experts.
Gary Digva, founder of dash cam experts at Road Angel, has revealed that new anti-braking speed cameras could be installed in the UK in just 12 months.
The anti-baking cameras were trialled in the Navarra region of North-East Spain after a successful trial back in 2020.
Mr Digva now claims the tools could be introduced in the UK late next year in a revolutionary update bound to catch out dozens of road users.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, he said: “From the information I have, this technology will probably be making its way over to the UK towards this part of next year.”
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The tools work by installing a mobile radar device away from the first fixed-speed camera.
This detects those motorists who speed up moments after passing the first camera thinking they got away with being caught.
Anti-braking systems also have a mobile device located before the speed camera to detect those who slam on their brakes to avoid being flashed.
Mr Digva added: “They are trying to stop that pre-braking. If you look at a motorway and see a camera on a gantry, drivers slam their brakes on whether they are travelling at 80-90 mph. Whatever the speed is they slam the brakes on.
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“That’s what the anti-braking cameras are supposed to come in to do, to say actually you were speeding.
“The fact you’ve seen the camera and slowed down is irrelevant as you were speeding pre-camera.”
The installation of new tools is not the only change expected with Mr Digva also admitting a new mobile approach to speed enforcement.
He suggested there was less of a focus on fixed-speed cameras with police officers now more focussed on moving around.
It comes after a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that a staggering 46 percent of fixed cameras were not even active.
He commented: “And other information I have is the police are moving more to radar-based cameras. Most of our camera systems in the UK are GPS location, they want to eradicate that and make it more mobile.
“With it being more mobile, they will be shooting lasers at your car, radars and therefore they are trying to catch people speeding that way.
“They can just literally pop up, do the job and move on to the next location.
“We are going to see more mobile speed camera vans and mobile speed units and less actual active fixed cameras in the UK.”
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