CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With more than four million journeys made each day on England’s motorways and major roads, National Highways has fitted its traffic officers with Motorola Solutions VB400 body cameras to ensure transparency and increase officer safety and citizens.
National highway traffic officers contribute to the smooth flow of traffic and are responsible for the safety of road users. Officers will wear the body-worn cameras while patrolling England’s Strategic Roads Network (SRN), which comprises 4,300 miles of motorways and major roads in England. The cameras increase accountability by objectively recording roadside interactions and capturing video footage in the event of an incident.
“Our traffic officers patrol the motorways and main roads of England 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are on the front line to keep people safe and help the network run smoothly,” said Mel Clarke, Director of Customer Service, National Highways. “Body-worn cameras protect citizens and our traffic cops and are now part of the officers’ uniform. This investment is part of our commitment to keep English roads safe and to provide greater operational visibility to our staff and the general public.
The rugged VB400 is built to withstand rigorous use in any situation and captures high quality video and audio in all weather and lighting conditions. The wide-angle lens records clear images from the officer’s perspective and features an extended battery life of up to 12 hours. The deployment also includes Motorola Solutions’ VideoManager evidence management software to securely upload and manage recorded video to the cloud.
“The VB400 body cameras are locally developed in the UK and will contribute to the safety of millions of passengers crossing England’s main roads day and night,” said Fergus Mayne, Country Manager, UK & Ireland at Motorola Solutions. “By deploying the cameras to all traffic officers, National Highways is committed to ensuring the highest levels of safety for all who travel and work on the roads.
National Highways follows a series of body-worn camera deployments at UK businesses and public safety organisations, including ambulance trusts in NHS England, Police Scotland, Lancashire Police and retailer, the cooperative.
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