Motor insurance: Cameras aim for mobile users

Monday, 19 May 2008

Speed cameras have been introduced in Lincolnshire to try and stop drivers using mobile telephones while behind the wheel.

Beginning from the end of May, North Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership will use the devices to catch those who attempt to break the law, reports the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

They will be utilised in tandem with unmarked patrols that attempt to ensnare motorists who disregard the rules.

North Lincolnshire's casualty reduction officer Police Constable Barry Gardner noted that drivers will not be told were the equipment will be located.

"If we did, people might be tempted to use their phones in areas where they thought they were safe from us and there could be more accidents," he told the news source.

Chairman at the partnership councillor Bernard Regan added that it has proven the reactions of drivers are affected by mobile use.

A recent report from Nortel and IDC found that many Brits cannot leave the house without their mobile phones.

Drivers caught breaking the law may find that their car insurance premiums are negatively impacted upon.

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