Roadside system detects phone use in cars, activates warning sign

Roadshow | 7/10/2018 | Sean Keane
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People using their phones while driving will be getting warning messages if they do so in Norfolk.

British road safety authorities are reportedly testing a roadside system for detecting phone use in cars.

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The roadside system, which is being piloted in Norfolk, picks up the signal in the vehicle and activates a warning sign of a phone with a red line through it, the BBC reports.

It can't tell whether the driver or a passenger is using the phone, but authorities hope it will give drivers a reminder of safety concerns. It can detect when a phone is being used in a hands-free system or via Bluetooth, in which case the sign won't be triggered.

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The system was developed by Westcotec, a Norfolk-based road traffic technology company.

Chris Spinks, from the company's sales team and a former head...
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