We have completed provisional evaluation for SAFETYcam, a project sponsored through our Innovation Designated Funds.
SAFETYcam is a mobile site safety innovation which protects road workers by using two complementary vehicle detection systems, automatic number plate recognition combined with 360° video, and speed detection cameras, to capture instances of dangerous driving, whilst providing a conspicuous visual deterrent and actively changing driver behaviour.
The trial has proven successful in reducing site speeds, clearly demonstrating a positive change in site driver behaviour. Since the start of the trial on 31 July 2017, the SAFETYcam vehicles have only recorded 3 unauthorised incursions where the drivers have been seeking to gain an advantage. We are exploring options to implement this on a wider scale.