UK speed cameras to deploy anti-braking technology in 2024

Speed limit sign with speed camera warning on an urban road in Leeds.

Speed cameras across the UK are expected to see major updates come into force next year, which includes new anti-braking technology.

After undergoing successful trials in the Navarra region of northeastern Spain, more drivers who violate speed limits or breach them severely in the regions where they are installed may be apprehended with the help of these new cameras.

The newest invention operates by positioning a mobile radar device away from the fixed-speed camera. This is so that it can identify cars who first slow down just for the camera, then quickly accelerate after passing it.

The technology of anti-braking devices has the potential to apprehend drivers who fail to see the flash of a camera in their rearview mirror.

Gary Digva, Founder of dash cam company Road Angel, told the Express: “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 80-90mph. 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.”

2 thoughts on “UK speed cameras to deploy anti-braking technology in 2024”

  1. Nigel ALBRIGHT

    Yes, well, when road safety sets about doing something to change mindset of drivers, rather than principally just the physical re-enforcement of speed limits, then these sorts of fancy ideas might not be necessary.

    The picture is captioned ‘Dangerous Driving’. Once again there is this assumption, thought that and the article, that a driver over the limit is automatically unsafe and an driver under a limit is principally safe. There is an awful lot of unsafe driving within speed limits.

  2. Kevan Chippindall-Higgin

    This is another monumental waste of time and money. Just use covert cameras to enforce speed limits and lots of them.

    If any technology needs developing, how about tail gating cameras? This practice is far more dangerous than going a few mph over the limit, not that I am advocating speeding.

    Speed limits do have to be sensible though. People tend to respect sensible laws but not clearly stupid ones. 20mph down Park Lane and 30mph on the A40 (M) in London are clearly stupid.

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