They then use speed measuring equipment to record the offence and use it as evidence for a prosecution.But the safety camera vans can also enforce mobile phone offences, as well as drivers not wearing a seat belt - which all also carry penalty points and a fine.
We’ve all seen mobile speed cameras parked up on the side of the road.
But did you know they can also catch you using a mobile phone and not wearing a seat belt?
Go Safe, the Welsh road casualty reduction partnership, has a number of marked mobile safety cameras spread throughout the country.
The vans work by tracking vehicles who may be exceeding the speed limit.
As part of The European Traffic Police Network (TISOL) there will be an increase police presence on the roads and operations will be carried out at both a divisional and a regional level.
Speeding, using mobile phones and not wearing a seat belt, also form part of South Wales Police’s ‘fatal five’ – what emergency services class as the five main causes for fatalities and serious collisions in the region.
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Stay alive, avoid the #Fatal5.” The speed measuring equipment most commonly used by the mobile enforcement team is the LTI 20.20 Ultra Lyte 1000.
This is a laser device linked directly to a digital DVD system that runs constantly during the whole period of enforcement.
The LTI 20.20 ensures that all offences are captured on an image to produce to the offender.
The Speedscope can be trained on vehicles up to 1,000 metres away, although most work is carried out far closer to the enforcement vehicle.