New app could soon turn every car into a speed camera – and report traffic offences at the touch of a button

New app could soon turn every car into a speed camera – and report traffic offences at the touch of a button
Later this year, a new app is set to be available to UK drivers which will convert a smartphone into a dashcam to report traffic crimes.

The free app can be used to clock and then report speeding motorists – and utilises the phone camera mounted on the dashboard.

According to the creator of the app, it could also be used to submit evidence to the police for those drivers who commit 21 different driving offences.

This includes breaking the rules of the Highway Code, jumping red lights, failing to indicate when turning or merging lanes, using a mobile device, illegally parking, or carrying out dangerous driving.

Set to be available in the UK in May, according to The Times, it could be developed to track and record speeding. It can be done by filming the crime and then focus on the number plate.

Current data shows that around a quarter of the country's 33 million drivers has a dashcam installed in their vehicle.

However, with almost every driver out on the roads today having a mobile phone available, the app will allow many more people to be able to report car crime – theoretically making the roads safer for all users.

Founder Oleksiy Afonin recently held meetings with National Police Chiefs' Council to discuss how it would work for drivers and traffic officers.

He has stated that footage could be submitted to the police through an official video portal in less than a minute.

This is a lot simpler than downloading and then supplying the police with traditional dashcam footage.

During the discussions with the police, it was agreed how the app’s recordings would be able to be used as evidence court, should it be needed.

It was also confirmed that those using the app while driving will not face a risk of using a mobile phone behind the wheel – and be fiend for it.

Instead, drivers will simply be required to touch the record button on the app’s home screen. They will then be able to supply the footage to the police once they have parked and turned off the engine.

While the driver is using the app, unless they press the screen, it will automatically delete footage after 30 seconds.

So, will you be downloading this app? Is it a good idea? Or will it create more issues by having driver’s more focused on their phone screen rather than the road? Leave your comments below.

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