Most states in the US have laws about cell phone usage while driving.
But there could be a new way to enforce it.
The Australian state of New South Wales just unveiled high-def detection cameras that target illegal cell phone use.
It’s a world first. And it’s a little creepy.
Using fixed and mobile trailer-mounted cameras, the programming can bust you for illegal cell phone use.
Images will be captured.
Then, AI will determine if illegal cell phone use was involved.
Then, once flagged by AI, the infraction escalates to “authorized personnel.”
There are 45 portable cameras set up across the state.
First-time offenders will receive a warning.
Repeat offenders will face fines of up to $457 in school zones.
“The NSW Government is serious about reducing our state’s road toll and rolling out mobile phone detection cameras is another way we will do this,” Constance said in a statement.
How long will it take before they’re here in America?
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