Police forces across the UK are experimenting with new advanced speed cameras that can capture and fine drivers who break the rules from a distance.
Police teams, including Northumbria Police and Warwickshire Police, have announced plans to roll out a second generation of new blue cameras that can capture driver behavior from a distance of up to 750 meters.
The devices, which can read the locations of the numbers in both light and darkness, will make it easier for troops to issue penalty charges to those driving dangerously.
All captured details will be uploaded to central system and fines will be automatically sent to car guard address, effectively saving time for police officers.
The cameras – which were officially approved for use in the UK on 24 June – feature integrated and patented laser technology to measure time and distance between vehicles.
They can also record speed video sequences, including “crystal clear images” of the vehicle’s registration plate.
While it’s mostly used to enforce speed, the manufacturer – LTI (which stands for Laser Technology, Inc.) – said it can be used to capture exhaust, distracted driving, and even drivers who fail to wear a seat belt.
Not only do the cameras capture evidence but also the exact make, model and location of the vehicle.
All information is aggregated into a database and can be referenced with vehicle owner records to automatically issue Fixed Fines (FPN) Notices in the post.
The manufacturer said: “In terms of performance, the new camera updates the old unit that was developed more than 10 years ago with the latest devices, such as increasing sensor resolution, processor speed and screen size.” ThisisMoney.
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Essex Police has been using the first generation of TruCam since May 2014.
The force owns seven of the £ 10,000 machines – six of which were funded through the Safer Essex Roads Partnership and one by the Tendring County Council.
The force’s report stated that “not all speed violations lead to prosecutions, and some may not be subject to further procedures.”
“Speed makes it more difficult to maintain control of his vehicle, and the police have my full support in enforcing speed limits and taking action against those who break the law because this will make Warwickshire roads safer,” Philip Secomb, crime commissioner for Warwickshire Police – where the cameras are also being tested. For everyone “.
Inspector Jim Mountford added: “The new equipment is extremely portable and this means that officers can easily set up counter-speed operations on force-determined hotspot routes, with the added benefit of officers being more mobile and responsive to changing demands.”
Sandbatch Police tweeted: “Officers have walked out with a TruCam on A533 Middlewich Road, Sandbach.
“Within half an hour, 11 vehicles exceeding the 30 mph speed limit were arrested with the highest level ever recorded at 45 mph.”
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