VIDEO: ‘Undercover’ camera vehicles hunting drivers using mobile phones at the wheel in Spain

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INVISIBLE: Drivers using phones at the wheel will be heavily punished. Photo Credit: DGT / JRR World via Youtube

A NEW campaign has been launched in Spain to catch out drivers using their mobile phones at the wheel.

A key objective of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) is to stop the use of mobile phones while driving on Spanish roads.

The traffic agency is now experimenting with camouflaged lorries and vans which allow them to sneak up on drivers unseen and capture law-breaking motorists in the act.

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The use of undercover vehicles to capture footage of unsuspecting drivers has been used for the last few years in Britain with high success rates.

In England alone 4,000 offenders have been caught and penalised for various driving offences by incognito surveillance vehicles since 2016.

The DGT have used data from British traffic police in order to push ahead with the experimental camera vehicles.

In 2018, the DGT have ramped up their fight against ‘distractions’ at the wheel and have implemented new regulations ensuring a greater number of penalty points for drivers caught with a mobile phone at the wheel.

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