It’s reported new artificial intelligence cameras programmed to catch motorway litter louts and issue them with fines will be rolled out in the South East of England.
The Daily Telegraph reports National Highways is set to launch a trial in the coming weeks which will see the high-tech cameras installed in road lay-bys which will scan the area for any instances of littering.
The report says that, unlike traditional CCTV cameras where enforcement officers would have to trawl through hours of footage to find offenders, the new AI cameras will be able to pick out offences and automatically send them to an enforcement control room.
The control room will then be able to review the images immediately and issue a fixed penalty charge of up to £100 to the person registered to the car’s number plate.
The campaign group Clean Up Britain wants littering on motorways to carry a £1,000 fine and six points on a driving licence.
(Picture – Clean Up Britain Twitter)