NEW ‘stealth’ speed camera vans are set to be rolled out on roads across the UK.
The vehicles will be matt grey, as opposed to the current vans which are white, or even sport luminous orange and yellow stripes.
It is not currently a legal requirement for drivers to be warned of speed cameras.
The unmarked vans are being trialled by Northamptonshire Police, and should it prove to be a success, they could be introduced across the country.
This will be achieved by rewrapping the current range of police-marked speed vans with the matte grey colour.
It is hoped the move will stop drivers slowing down, before accelerating once they have passed the device.
Following the trial announcement, founder of car tech company Road Angel, Gary Digva, said: “Introducing these undercover mobile speed camera vans is a positive step forward in reducing the amount of speeding drivers on UK roads.
“Motorists should be aware that other police forces across the country, too, could be rolling out these covert camera vans and should watch their speed wherever they travel.
“The safest way to drive is to assume that every van you see on the road is carrying a speed camera – then you’ll never break the limit, avoid fines and stay safe.
“For motorists that need that extra bit of help keeping within the limit there is technology available that provides drivers with key speed information and safety alerts.
“Although there is certainly still a long way to go to stop speeding vehicles and the number of fatalities and injuries it causes, I hope that deploying these vans will mean motorists will think twice before putting their foot down.
“Not only will you be slapped with a hefty fine and points on your licence, you’re also seriously putting your own and other road users’ lives seriously in danger.”