Don’t be surprised if you see a big flashing mobile phone cropping up on the side of the road in Norfolk.
It’s a signal-detector that’s part of a campaign by the road safety group Think! They’re working with Norfolk and Suffolk Police to crack down on motorists who use their phone behind the wheel.
The device can tell if a phone is being used and will flash up as the driver goes past.
It’s designed as a deterrent rather than to catch drivers, and will be moved about several locations in Norfolk in the months to come.
“The issue is that drivers really shouldn’t be using their mobile phones when they’re on the move – whether it be texting or making calls, we know there are people using Facebook, Twitter when they’re on the road. Essentially, it will detect when the phone is in use, whether it’s sending or receiving any form of data and it flashes up a reminder to the driver, just to say pack it in.” – Iain Temperton, Road Safety Manager