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Waka Kotahi: Steps have been taken to ensure privacy in new safety camera trial

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Publish Date
Tue, 24 May 2022, 7:56am
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Waka Kotahi: Steps have been taken to ensure privacy in new safety camera trial

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 24 May 2022, 7:56am

A six month safety camera trial that detects mobile phone usage starts in Auckland today.

Three cameras have been installed - two on a State Highway, and one on a local road.  

They capture all vehicles and detect drivers whose hands aren't on the steering wheel and might be using a mobile.

Because there's no police involvement drivers won’t be getting a ticket.

Waka Kotahi's Kane Patena says steps have been taken to protect people's privacy.

He says an example is the image being automatically deleted after 15 minutes, if there's no evidence of distraction.

The trial is costing around $380,000.

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