Intertraff seatbelt camera puts safety in focus

Intertraff has launched a new camera that verifies if the driver and front-seat passengers wear a seatbelt. In addition, the camera detects if the driver is using a mobile phone while driving, reads the licence plates and recognises the vehicle's make and model. As an option, the camera can also detect the speed of the vehicle and count the number of occupants sitting in the front seats. The system operates day and night, in all weather conditions.
March 30, 2022
Toni Marzo
Toni Marzo

Mobile phone use and driver distraction are major causes of road crashes and contribute to almost 20% of serious injuries. Research shows that using a mobile phone while driving quadruples the risk of crashing. The use of a mobile phone while driving is just as dangerous as drink-driving.

Failing to wear a seatbelt also has significant impacts on the outcome of a crash for drivers and passengers. Vehicle occupants not wearing seatbelts have a much lower chance of surviving a crash than those who wear their seatbelts. Wearing a properly adjusted seatbelt improves the chance of surviving a crash by 200%.

Intertraff says it is committed to protecting the privacy of drivers and passengers and works closely with police forces to ensure that the camera operations comply with privacy legislation.

People are not identified using the images as the camera masks the faces of the driver and passengers. If no offence is detected, the camera automatically deletes the images.

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