Mobile Phone Speed Deterrent
Sweden’s road administration authority Vägverket has approved plans for a new high tech deterrent to speeding motorists.
Using common mobile telephones equipped with a GPS navigation system, drivers will be told when they are driving too fast.
Working with a traffic research institute VTI, and a number of private companies, Vägverket hopes to develop the technology which gives off a beep on the phone if a driver is going to quickly as well as setting off a flashing speed limit road sign as a reminder.
Other more expensive speed reminders have been given a test drive, including a vibrating acceleration pedal but the mobile is seen as a more simple and easy to use system.
Incidentally, it’s still legal in Sweden to talk into your mobile phone whilst driving.