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Mobile signs improve driving
Mobile cameras are being used in conjunction with mobile road signs in Oxfordshire to warn motorists to stop offences such as using a mobile phone, tailgating and speeding.
Traffic cameras catch motorists committing the offences, and then operators issue a variety of warnings displayed on the signs. The signs also alert drivers if are they not wearing their seatbelts, are tired, or if it appears that they have not secured their child seats properly.
Motorists receive the warning instead of convictions, as the scheme is designed to prevent accidents.
Oxfordshire County Council's Steve Wood said: "A lot of the focus has been on speed cameras, and that has created bad news. We don't want drivers to be shouting and swearing after they get three points and a £60 fine. This is about preventing accidents and getting the safety message across."
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