Super smart speed cameras coming to New Zealand

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Super smart speed cameras could be in operation on New Zealand roads within months.

The new cameras use state-of-the-art technology to keep our roads safe.

One feature is that the camera takes two pictures at different spots in order to work out a vehicle’s average speed. They also have the ability to detect tailgating and see inside a car to spot drivers using cellphones or see if people are wearing seat belts.

Waka Kotahi has been working on this new technology. At present, there are 142 safety cameras across the road network, an increase of 30 since 2019.

A camera business case estimates they could save between 1500 and 2400 lives and $1.5 billion across two decades.

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