Motorists across the UK could see new speed camera changes as early as next year, in a bid to promote road safety. It comes after anti-braking cameras were initially trialled back in 2020, which work by identifying harsh braking movements often executed to slow down when drivers spot speed cameras.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, founder of Road Angel, Gary Digva has estimated that the brand-new technology could be rolled out across the UK in 12 months, warning that many drivers could be caught out by them. It is reported that the cameras were first trialled in Spain three years ago, but experts believe that it isn’t long before they arrive in the UK.
Gary, said: “From the information I have, this technology will probably be making its way over to the UK towards this part of next year. They are trying to stop that pre-braking. If you look at a motorway and see a camera on a gantry, drivers slam their brakes on whether they are travelling at 80-90 mph.
“Whatever the speed is they slam the brakes on. That’s what the anti-braking cameras are supposed to come in to do, to say actually you were speeding. The fact you’ve seen the camera and slowed down is irrelevant as you were speeding pre-camera.”
And new anti-breaking technologies aren’t the only change that Gary expects, detailing how there is less of a focus on fixed-speed cameras with police forces. He wrapped up: “We are going to see more mobile speed camera vans and mobile speed units and less actual active fixed cameras in the UK.”