New steps against dangerous driving in Cape Town

Cape Town police are employing secret cameras on their squad cars to record unsuspecting motorists of dangerous driving.

The hidden cameras, which are connected to screens on the police cars' dashboards, can be activated to record the events of the previous 15 seconds and continue recording until the car is pulled over.

In addition the cameras will be supported by microphones on the officer's person which will allow the police to record their interviews with, or apprehension of, the driver.

The high-tech system can also scan licence plates to alert police to previous offences of motorists, as well as being able to detect "wanted" vehicles.

The hidden cameras follow the recent introduction of closed-circuit television (CCTV) in the central business district and on some of the city's freeways.