Cameras lodged in hats are being used to detect motorists who drive dangerously or abuse School Crossing Patrols (SCP) in Nuneaton, according to a recent report in the Daily Mail.
Evidence collected by the miniature two-inch lenses will be used to prosecute those who fail to stop, abuse or threaten SCPs.
The move, by Warwickshire County Council, is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK. The council is purchasing two cameras to use on one of the busiest roads in Nuneaton where staffing has been doubled due to a number of near misses when drivers have ignored SCPs.
The cameras will be shared between 30 SCPs, but if the scheme is successful it will be extended throughout the county.
County RSO Stan Milewski said: "It is the first time that this technology has been used for lollipop ladies, but we want to send a message to motorists that we will not tolerate 'drive throughs' and road rage."