SAFETYcam

The challenge

Road workers are continually exposed to hazards associated with traffic and movement of vehicles on site.

The project

Developed by Carnell, SAFETYcam vans are an intelligent site safety innovation that protects road workers by using two complimentary vehicle detection systems. They record instances of dangerous driving and provide a conspicuous visual deterrent to poor driver behaviour.

When deployed, SAFETYcam virtually eliminates deliberate vehicle incursions and dramatically reduces the number of site vehicles exceeding site speed restrictions.

Features include:

  • front and rear high definition video cameras
  • speed camera (rear)
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system
  • cloud-based data capture
  • on-board wi-fi
  • watermarked hard drive
  • operator workspace
  • welfare facilities

We funded trials using four SAFETYcam vans over a 12-month period. They proved successful in reducing site speeds, clearly demonstrating a positive change in site driver behaviour. We are now implementing the initiative on a wider scale.

During recent works, we used data collected from the onboard ANPR technology to develop a road safety campaign with the Central Motorway Police Group. This included 'education letters' to the registered keepers of 450 vehicles found exceeding the speed restrictions.

SAFETYcam van
SAFETYcam virtually eliminates deliberate vehicle incursions and dramatically reduces the number of site vehicles exceeding site speed restrictions

Innovation theme

Design, construction and maintenance‚Äč
Operations

Imperative

Safety