According to this article a new speed camera has been developed that can catch drivers for a number of other offences. Not only can they tell whether a driver is going too fast. They will also be able to tell whether a driver is wearing a seatbelt, measure the distance between cars to tell whether someone is tailgating, look for out of date tax discs, note numbers plates and check whether a driver has insurance. The new cameras have been funded by the European commission and developed by a consortium of European universities and research institutes. They are currently being tested in Finland and so far have been given a cautious welcome by UK motoring organisations. As most traffic offences and accidents are caused by drivers with no tax or insurance I wonder whether this might go some way to taking some of these cars of the road. After all these things are legal requirements if you don’t have them, you shouldn’t be driving in the first place.