Cameras now able to catch drivers using there phone

At Advanced Vehicle Contracts, we're committed to keeping you informed about the latest advancements in road safety technology. One such ground-breaking development involves the expansion of trials for cutting-edge cameras capable of detecting drivers who flout seatbelt laws or engage in dangerous mobile phone use while behind the wheel.

This innovative technology employs state-of-the-art cameras to capture footage of passing motorists, which is then meticulously analysed using artificial intelligence (AI). By harnessing AI capabilities, these cameras can identify instances where drivers may be using handheld mobile devices or neglecting to fasten their seatbelts.

The captured images are subsequently forwarded to law enforcement authorities for further evaluation and potential action.

Failure to wear a seatbelt can result in fines of up to £500, accompanied by penalty points. Similarly, using a mobile phone while driving carries penalties of up to £1,000 in fines and six penalty points on your license.


In just the initial weeks of implementation, nearly 600 individuals were apprehended by law enforcement for failing to wear seatbelts on Devon and Cornwall roads. Shockingly, the cameras identified 590 instances of seatbelt non-compliance and 40 cases of drivers using mobile phones while driving. This initiative aims to gain further insights into the effectiveness of the technology on a broader scale, potentially paving the way for a nationwide rollout in the future.

Ten police forces are currently participating in the extended trial, including Durham, Greater Manchester Police, Humberside, Staffordshire, West Mercia, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Norfolk, Thames Valley Police, and Sussex.

Keep off those phones by leaving them in your glovebox during journeys or face heavy fines and unwanted points on your license.