Motorists who break the speed limit on roads in Essex will be tracked using a camera onboard a helicopter.The scheme has been set up by Essex county council and uses state-of-the-art number plate recognition technology to identify cars travelling illegally.Essex Police has stated that it believes that use of the helicopter will allow officials to maintain evidence of speeding offences.It may also result in an increase in car insurance policies for drivers who are caught out, as cover firms may see them as an increased risk on the roads.Senior Traffic Management Officer Adam Pipe said: "It will also support specific road safety operations by providing information and intelligence to officers on the ground in addition to the helicopter's ability to disrupt and detect travelling criminals."This comes as statistics released by the Department for Transport show that some 2,943 people were killed on roads in the UK in 2007.
Wednesday 27th August 2008
Monday 25th May 2020
New rules from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have been created to help motorists to reduce the impact of temporary financial distress and to ensure that customers continue to have insurance that meets their demands and needs during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Monday 4th May 2020
A vast amount of drivers out on non-essential trips have told police a range of excuses for being out. Some claim to have no idea of what is happening in the world at the moment, because they do not watch the news. Others have claimed they have “just been to feed the fish” or that they have “bought a new catapult and wanted to try it out”.
Friday 1st May 2020
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) believes that governments should introduce plans to help kick start the new car market, including scrappage schemes and electric car grants, when the restrictions are lifted.