Israel Police Roll Out Traffic Drones To Catch Reckless Drivers


After a successful two-month pilot program, Israeli traffic police have started using drones to film reckless drivers in the hope the footage can be used in prosecutions.

The drones, which hover 100 meters above the road, are particularly effective at tracking drivers who stray over lane markers, tailgate, and commit dangerous driving offenses, Channel 10 news reported.

However, the drones are as yet unable to track the speed of a vehicle or determine if the driver is using a cellphone. Cellphone use was the number one cause of car accidents in Israel in 2017. 362 people were killed on Israeli roads throughout 2017.

Read more at Times of Israel.



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