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Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by AutoReportNG: 11:57am On Apr 12, 2019
If the Federal and State law enforcement in Nigeria are asked to state their major challenges with drivers in Nigeria, we are sure phone calls, text-driving and browsing while driving will top their list.

While this is a global issue which has caused loss of lives and causes series of accidents for road users around the world, Police in the UK seem to have found a long lasting solution to this menace.

According to Bloomberg, Police have unveiled a new device which can detect when motorists are using their mobile phones while driving.

Hampshire and Thames Valley police forces are the first to use the new technology which can determine how many cars on a stretch of road have phones being used without hands-free kits.

When the device, created by technology firm Westcotec, spots a phone being used, it will flash a mobile phone symbol at the vehicle to advise the driver to stop using their mobile phone.

It can also enable police to identify hotspots where mobile phones are frequently used by motorists.

A spokesman for the two forces said: “The technology can detect when Bluetooth is being used but cannot detect if a passenger is using the phone, but the sign will still be activated reminding motorists of the distraction of a mobile phone whilst driving.”

The only disadvantage of this device is that It’s a Bluetooth detector... and all it detects is if the Bluetooth is activated.

Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/04/police-in-uk-unveils-device-that.html

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by AutoReportNG: 11:58am On Apr 12, 2019
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by amaniro: 12:17pm On Apr 12, 2019
AutoReportNG:
Can this work here?


Dead on Arrival in Nigeria because the people to make and execute the law are also guilty.

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Alejoas(m): 3:09pm On Apr 12, 2019
shocked

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Nobody: 3:10pm On Apr 12, 2019
AutoReportNG:
Can this work here?
Firstly can we invent anything like this?

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by anochuko01(m): 3:11pm On Apr 12, 2019
Its for sane countries...
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by saintneo(m): 3:11pm On Apr 12, 2019
AutoReportNG:
If the Federal and State law enforcement in Nigeria are asked to state their major challenges with drivers in Nigeria, we are sure phone calls, text-driving and browsing while driving will top their list.

While this is a global issue which has caused loss of lives and causes series of accidents for road users around the world, Police in the UK seem to have found a long lasting solution to this menace.

According to Bloomberg, Police have unveiled a new device which can detect when motorists are using their mobile phones while driving.

Hampshire and Thames Valley police forces are the first to use the new technology which can determine how many cars on a stretch of road have phones being used without hands-free kits.

When the device, created by technology firm Westcotec, spots a phone being used, it will flash a mobile phone symbol at the vehicle to advise the driver to stop using their mobile phone.

It can also enable police to identify hotspots where mobile phones are frequently used by motorists.

A spokesman for the two forces said: “The technology can detect when Bluetooth is being used but cannot detect if a passenger is using the phone, but the sign will still be activated reminding motorists of the distraction of a mobile phone whilst driving.”

The only disadvantage of this device is that It’s a Bluetooth detector... and all it detects is if the Bluetooth is activated.

Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/04/police-in-uk-unveils-device-that.html



The bolded makes it crap.

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Nobody: 3:12pm On Apr 12, 2019
use it here and watch an afonja spoil it....

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Teel012(m): 3:12pm On Apr 12, 2019
It can't work even in the u.k. what if my phone is Connected to my car through blue tooth?? Or connected to a Bluetooth hands-free set?

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by ohem007(m): 3:12pm On Apr 12, 2019
Nigerians will just​ switch on their chinko fone bluetooth....



Then use their android

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by toffyz(m): 3:12pm On Apr 12, 2019
Work in naija keh...have not seen anyone arrested for using his/her phone while driving, let alone using a device a detect it. o work ti, lol

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by ajalawole(m): 3:13pm On Apr 12, 2019
amaniro:



Dead on Arrival in Nigeria because the people to make and execute the law are also guilty.
they are the real law breakers..... imagine a local govt chairman coming to eat tuwo every morning in my area with like 15 police escort
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by amaniro: 3:15pm On Apr 12, 2019
ajalawole:
they are the real law breakers..... imagine a local govt chairman coming to eat tuwo every morning in my area with like 15 police escort



You're even lucky. I've never seen my LGA chairman.

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Kendumazy(m): 3:17pm On Apr 12, 2019
Nice one
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by paix(m): 3:30pm On Apr 12, 2019
Teel012:
It can't work even in the u.k. what if my phone is Connected to my car through blue tooth?? Or connected to a Bluetooth hands-free set?
Read the fourth paragraph.

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by wellmax(m): 3:33pm On Apr 12, 2019
GutsOverFear:

Firstly can we invent anything like this?

Do we have to invent before we use
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by kikake: 3:36pm On Apr 12, 2019
AutoReportNG:
If the Federal and State law enforcement in Nigeria are asked to state their major challenges with drivers in Nigeria, we are sure phone calls, text-driving and browsing while driving will top their list.

While this is a global issue which has caused loss of lives and causes series of accidents for road users around the world, Police in the UK seem to have found a long lasting solution to this menace.

According to Bloomberg, Police have unveiled a new device which can detect when motorists are using their mobile phones while driving.

Hampshire and Thames Valley police forces are the first to use the new technology which can determine how many cars on a stretch of road have phones being used without hands-free kits.

When the device, created by technology firm Westcotec, spots a phone being used, it will flash a mobile phone symbol at the vehicle to advise the driver to stop using their mobile phone.

It can also enable police to identify hotspots where mobile phones are frequently used by motorists.

A spokesman for the two forces said: “The technology can detect when Bluetooth is being used but cannot detect if a passenger is using the phone, but the sign will still be activated reminding motorists of the distraction of a mobile phone whilst driving.”

The only disadvantage of this device is that It’s a Bluetooth detector... and all it detects is if the Bluetooth is activated.

Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/04/police-in-uk-unveils-device-that.html




UK doesn't even have FRSC like Nija, yet minimal road accidents.
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Muscomide: 3:40pm On Apr 12, 2019
Lagos no need that one abeg.
If you've ever been nabbed using phones in Lagos traffic by those pair of hungry and dirty looking Policemen on their equally ridiculous undersized looking bikes, you will know wassup. Na so dem go dey parade the nooks and crannies of Lagos traffic dey find who dem go obtain on top say he/she dey use phone dey drive.
Hungry mofos!
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Nobody: 3:40pm On Apr 12, 2019
"Police in THE UK..."
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by iHart(m): 3:41pm On Apr 12, 2019
Will it be able to differentiate between a driver and a passenger using a mobile phone in a danfo?

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Tonalphs(f): 3:43pm On Apr 12, 2019
If they bring that device down here, police station will full cos they will arrest all our drivers. Lol. Guilty as charged
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by xelly: 3:50pm On Apr 12, 2019
AutoReportNG:
Can this work here?

Read more here...

https://www.autoreportng.com/2019/04/police-in-uk-unveils-device-that.html

The device will work, detect offenders but be sure it will be abused.

Selective justice, bribery and class instead of implementing the stipulated punishment.

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by etrange: 3:54pm On Apr 12, 2019
Teel012:

It can't work even in the u.k. what if my phone is Connected to my car through blue tooth?? Or connected to a Bluetooth hands-free set?

Read it again bro.
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by hokafor(m): 4:03pm On Apr 12, 2019
Nigeria Police do not have alcohol testing kit to dectiate a drunk driver and you are talking about mobile phone use dectator.
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by igwefivestar(m): 4:15pm On Apr 12, 2019
amaniro:



Dead on Arrival in Nigeria because the people to make and execute the law are also guilty.
who are the people that make and execute the law and how many of them are driving themself?
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by olioxx(m): 4:26pm On Apr 12, 2019
GOOD ONE. BRAVO TO THEM
Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by Teel012(m): 4:41pm On Apr 12, 2019
etrange:


Read it again bro.

Seen.

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by lomprico(m): 4:53pm On Apr 12, 2019

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Re: Police In UK Unveils Device That Detects Drivers That Use Phones When Driving by KingTom(m): 5:40pm On Apr 12, 2019
Muscomide:
Lagos no need that one abeg.
If you've ever been nabbed using phones in Lagos traffic by those pair of hungry and dirty looking Policemen on their equally ridiculous undersized looking bikes, you will know wassup. Na so dem go dey parade the nooks and crannies of Lagos traffic dey find who dem go obtain on top say he/she dey use phone dey drive.
Hungry mofos!
But it's not good to drive while on the phone

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