09 June 2022
National Highways will equip traffic officers across 4,300 miles of roads with VB400 body-worn video cameras (BWV) from Motorola Solutions.
The cameras will be used by officers conducting patrols across England’s strategic road network (SRN), which comprises 4,300 miles of motorway and major roads in the country.
National Highways said traffic officers help to keep traffic flowing smoothly during more than four million journeys that take place across England’s motorways and major roads each day.
“Our traffic officers patrol England’s motorways and major roads 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are at the front line to keep people safe and help the network run smoothly,” Mel Clarke, customer service director of National Highways, said: “The body-worn cameras protect citizens and our traffic officers and are now part of the officer’s uniform. This investment forms part of our commitment to maintaining the safety of England’s roads and providing greater operational visibility for our staff and the general public.”
Motorola says the rugged VB400 is designed to withstand rigorous use in all situations and captures high-quality video and audio in all weather and light conditions. The deployment also included Motorola Solutions’ VideoManager evidence management software to upload and manage the recorded video securely in the cloud.
“The VB400 body-worn cameras are developed locally in the UK and will support the safety of millions of passengers who drive across England’s major roads during the day and night,” added Fergus Mayne, Motorola’s UK & Ireland manager. “By deploying the cameras to all traffic officers, National Highways has committed to the highest levels of safety for everyone who travels and works on the roads.”
This latest National Highways deployment is one of several recent applications of Motorola’s BWV by UK public safety organisations including NHS England, Lancashire Constabulary and Police Scotland.