New cameras will detect drivers breaking the law

AI is not only going to be a massive part of all of our childrens lives – it is already a big part of ours!

As part of the Brit European Transport Group, BOS Logistica is always striving to be at the cutting edge of technology when it comes to our vehicles and even our Head Offirce – and it’s important for us to know exactly how technological advances can impact our drivers.

There are currently trials of a new type of camera which will be able to tell whether drivers are using a mobile phone, or even if they aren’t wearing their seatbelt!  The images taken will be processed by AI and passed to police for consideration regarding any further action that may need to be taken.

Drivers can be fined up to £500 for driving without a seatbelt in addition to gaining penalty points.

Driving using a mobile can be double the fine (£1000) and six points.

The trials of this camera technology actually began with National Highways in 2021, and in Devon and Cornwall in 2022.  The research is now being expanded to 10 further police forces:

  • Durham
  • Greater Manchester
  • Humberside
  • Staffordshire
  • West Mercia
  • Northamptonshire
  • Wiltshire
  • Norfolk
  • Thames Valley
  • Sussex

Matt Staton, National Highways head of national road user safety delivery, said:

“We know that distracted driving and not wearing seatbelts were key factors in a high number of incidents that resulted in people being killed or seriously injured. “Working with our police partners, we want to reduce such dangerous driving and reduce the risks posed to both the drivers and other people.”

At BOS Logistica we know how important is is that our drivers represent the company at all times to the highest standards in the UK and across Europe.  We achieve this with a stringent assessment and onboarding process, along with constant reviews, training and support to make sure any representative of the group performs to the highest possible standard.


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