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New Speed Camera Can Catch You Even on Slowing Down

It’s standard practice to slow down while approaching a speed camera and then resume average speed after you’ve passed it. However, a new kind of speed camera technology means you might still get an infraction notice in the mail.

After a successful trial run in the Spanish province of Navarra, the new system may soon be used in the United Kingdom. You could still be caught on video even if you slow down for the camera and then speed up again since two more radars can detect cars up to 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) before and after the camera.

New Speed Camera Can Catch You Even on Slowing Down

When asked about the possibility of a future implementation of similar technology in the United Kingdom, Gary Digva, creator of speed camera detector firm Road Angel, stated, “If introduced, these devices will catch and penalize more speeding motorists, encouraging more drivers to stick to legal limits and improving road safety. “It follows reports that speeding is a factor in one in four fatal crashes in the United Kingdom. “This means that every year, over 2,500 people are seriously injured due to excessive speeds. “These startling numbers should be enough to make drivers think twice about breaking the law, but it’s reasonable to assume that the new technology will penalize even more drivers who are doing so, making the roads of the United Kingdom safer for everyone.

New radar devices will be able to penalize far more drivers than present systems by catching vehicles that slam on the brakes before passing the fixed-speed camera and by employing technology to arrest motorists who accelerate up again after the camera. We think bringing this new technology to the UK will help make roads safer, even while the campaign to decrease speeding on UK roads and incidents caused by excess speed continues.

Although nothing has been officially announced yet, it seems that the United Kingdom is eager to implement new speed camera technology. To provide just one example, effective bidirectional cameras (see above) are already commercially available. Vision Zero South West, a road safety organization, said that in only the first few days of operation, four new cameras had already recorded over 3,200 violations.

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