Body cameras providing peace of mind for road workers
Pinnacle Response, leading body-worn camera manufacturers, have seen an increase of highway and road maintenance teams acquiring body cameras for their frontline staff.
Every day, road workers are faced with unacceptable behaviour from the general public, ranging from physical and verbal abuse to negligence and reckless driving, all in a bid for drivers to arrive at their destination without delay.
In recent months, video footage of reckless drivers has emerged, showing how drivers are placing road workers lives at risk as they go about their daily duties. Maintenance and road improvements are planned to minimise inconvenience to drivers however road closures are often simply for the safety and future benefit to road users. Selfish drivers often illegally ignore traffic restrictions which not just puts their own safety at risk, however this irresponsibility presents even greater danger to that of the road workers.
A steady increase in the adoption of body-worn cameras for road maintenance teams is now evident and the cameras have been proven to act as a deterrent to physical and verbal abuse on our road networks. Often a verbal acknowledgement that body worn video is recording prompts modified behaviour in confrontational situations.
Body worn cameras capture a full and accurate overview of the scene, providing both audio and video reports that are admissible throughout the judicial chain when necessary, providing peace of mind for those working at the roadside. Body cameras deter false accusations against road workers and provide precise documentation of events, resulting in fewer complaints to be made or inaccurate complaints to be withdrawn.
Pinnacle Response are proud to provide for key players within highway and road maintenance across Europe with clients such as Eurovia Ringway, Interserve and R&W Traffic Management amongst their prestigious portfolio. With this matter heightened, Highways England have also called for motorists to respect road workers and remember that if workers aren’t visible, it doesn’t mean they are not present.