Merseyside using Acusensus technology to identify distracted drivers

Merseyside Police have announced they are using technology from the road safety company Acusensus which utilises artificial intelligence to identify individuals using their mobile phone or traveling without a seatbelt. The force says this will support road safety enforcement with the implementation of a mobile device fitted to a van to allow for mobile enforcement meaning […]

New video explains AI seatbelt and phone use cameras

The road safety partnership covering Devon and Cornwall has published a video explaining the new relocatable Acusensus camera it is using which caught 300 drivers in its first three days. The system implemented by Vision Zero South West uses cameras and AI to identify mobile phone and seatbelt offences. The video features Adrian Leisk, Head […]

Drivers’ fined £373K for driving children with no seat belts

New research has found that more than 700 drivers have been caught travelling with children without seatbelts in the last year – incurring £373,500 in fines. Wagonex has found, using FOIs gathered from police forces across the UK, that fines had increased by 15% year on year from January – June 2023, with nearly a […]

Nearly a quarter of vehicle fatalities were not wearing a seatbelt

New figures from the Department for Transport confirms that people who do not wear seatbelts are disproportionately more likely to die in road crashes. It says that, while seatbelt wearing rates remain high overall, the latest road casualty statistics for 2020 show that 23% of car occupant fatalities in reported road collisions were not wearing […]


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