To prohibit the use of mobile phones while driving, the Australian Government has introduced Artificial Intelligence cameras that can detect if drivers are using their phones illegally.
New South Wales Transport launched the cameras on December 1.
After the launch, for the first three months, drivers caught using their mobile phones will receive a warning letter. However, after the warning period, drivers will receive penalty points and a fine. Fine would be of an A$344 or A$457 in a school zone.
Trials of the cameras were conducted before the launch. It successfully detected drivers using mobile phones illegally. Approximately 1, 00, 000 drivers were detected. The trial was conducted during the first half of 2019.
The technology is equipped to work under all weather conditions and will be enabled with high definition cameras that could capture images of the front row cabin space of vehicles.
According to NSW Transport, by 2023, The detection network will be expanded to 45 AI-equipped cameras.
Andrew Constance, Minister for Roads said: "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."
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