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Australia Rolls Out Mobile Phone Detection Cameras–U.S. Won’t Be Far Off

You knew it was coming and now it’s here.

Well not specifically here in America, but you can put money on it that mobile phone detection cameras will be the norm throughout our country very soon.

An Australian state has decided enough is enough and since drivers won’t follow laws and stay off their cell phones, they made a huge move to use artificial intelligence to detect those who illegally use their mobile phones while driving. Starting December 1, they are the first to do so.

And believe me, it’s only a year or so before that technology is in America, catching drivers behind the wheels and fining them an absurd amount of money for not being safe behind the wheel.

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On one side, the government will invade your privacy with powerful cameras to see what you’re doing in your car and let artificial intelligence decide if it’s worthy enough to handoff to a human for review. On the other, too many drivers are in accidents or impeded from traveling to their destination on time because it’s well known that those on their cell phones drive slower causing delays and problems for others. That can be alleviated now.

Let that sink in for a while.

“The NSW Government is serious about reducing our state’s road toll and rolling out mobile phone detection cameras is another way we will do this,” Mr Constance said.

“As we enter a notoriously dangerous time of the year on our roads I want all drivers to know that if you use your mobile phone while behind the wheel of a vehicle in NSW you will have a greater chance of being caught, anywhere at anytime.

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“Some people have not got the message about using their phones legally and safely. If they think they can continue to put the safety of themselves, their passengers and the community at risk without consequence they are in for a rude shock.”

For the first three months, drivers caught by a mobile phone detection camera will receive a warning letter. After that drivers will cop a $344 fine, or a $457 fine in a school zone, and five demerit points – 10 during double demerit periods. [Transport.NSW]

I support the decision because I get tired of watching others on their phones, not obeying the rules and law enforcement not enforcing the laws and stopping it.

Hopefully, road travel becomes a lot safer with this move. My only question is, when does America get these babies?

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  • No but they Help. I was a US Marshall and I used to love pulling up next to some one at a light and they were on their phone. All I had to do was flash my badge st them and the phone disappeared.

  • No but they Help. I was a US Marshall and I used to love pulling up next to some one at a light and they were on their phone. All I had to do was flash my badge st them and the phone disappeared.

  • First thing I thought,..drive a nice car past a cop,... and it gets confiscated....and the cop is the next one driving it. Not all cops are bad, but a lot of them are and will take advantage of this technology promptly.
    I see people phoning and texting, driving past cops all the time... how about they enforce EXISTING LAW!

  • I totally understand, but hell is horrific for eternity. Better you and your nemesis discuss the matter in heaven!

  • I'm 65 and a long time motorcyclist. Recently, I started to pass a farm combine, and completely missed the motorcycle coming toward me lost in the clutter down the road. Fortunately, he was more attentive than I was.

    I did receive his single finger blessing, which I deserved. Thanks, dude.

    It doesn't take a smart phone to make a driver stupid.

  • Where's the "invasion of privacy" when anyone in a car near you can see you through your glass windows including the one in front of you. A glance in the rear view mirror is all it takes. Drivers who don't pay strict attention to the road have always been one of my biggest pet peeves.

  • Where's the "invasion of privacy" when anyone in a car near you can see you through your glass windows including the one in front of you. A glance in the rear view mirror is all it takes. Drivers who don't pay strict attention to the road have always been one of my biggest pet peeves.

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