Acusensus Mobile Device Detection Cameras have arrived in the ACT
Starting Tuesday, 14 February 2023, three transportable mobile device detection cameras will make their debut. The cameras will operate day and night in all weather conditions meaning mobile phone usage can be enforced anytime, anywhere.
Research shows that taking your eyes off the road for more than two seconds doubles the risk of a crash, with mobile phones too often being the source of that distraction.
Deputy Director-General Transport Canberra and City Services Ben McHugh said “The ACT Government’s rollout of mobile device detection cameras is another step towards our commitment to ‘Vision Zero’ with no deaths or serious injuries on Canberra’s roads.”
In addition to 3 transportable, over the coming weeks, Canberrans may also notice two fixed mobile device detection cameras. The transportable devices will be installed on Yamba Drive, Canberra Avenue and Horse Park Drive while the fixed devices will be placed on Hindmarsh Drive and Gungahlin Drive.
From mid-2023, warning notices will start to be issued to motorists when offences are detected, and infringement notices will commence from October 2023.
Acusensus founder and Managing Director Alexander Jannink welcomed the ACT Government’s decision to adopt lifesaving smart camera technology to further enhance road safety.
“Our camera enforcement programs in other states are leading the way in changing driver behaviour and reducing road trauma, and I fully expect to see the same positive outcomes in the ACT as a result of this initiative,” Mr Jannink said.