The roads of Croatia will soon have cameras installed that will be able to detect if drivers are using their mobile phones. In fact, the static speed cameras and surveillance cameras that are already installed all over Croatia will be upgraded with new software that has the ability to recognise if drivers are on their phones.
Drivers caught using their smartphones whilst under the control of a car will be fined and the fine will automatically be sent to their home addresses. Australia was one of the first countries in the world to introduce this kind of camera and it has proved extremely successful.
According to reports in the Australian media in one five-hour test 270 people were caught illegally using their phones, and in another test on a busy highway a further 1,000 drivers were caught over a nine-hour period.