Police Laser Traffic Enforcement News & Articles

  • Arizona police get new cameras

    System photographs license plates, looks for matches against databaseBy Claudia Koerner Arizona RepublicAVONDALE, Ariz. — Two cameras that can scan thousands of license plates in a single officer's...

  • Police device finds speeders without radar

    By Mary Niederberger Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH — Speeders beware. Some suburban police departments no longer need telltale white lines, rubber strips or obvious patrol cars to catch speedin...

  • Arizona becomes first state with photo speed enforcement

    Arizona is the first U.S. state to implement a state-wide photo radar systemRelated article: Arizona to use photo enforcement cameras By Adam Sneed Mitch Hall, a technician at Redflex, works on one...

  • Arizona to use photo enforcement cameras

    By Paul Davenport The Associated Press PHOENIX — Motorists speeding on Arizona highways will soon run the risk of getting tickets generated from a groundbreaking photo enforcement system. The state...

  • Ill. plans to put cameras on interstates

    Say cheese, speeders; Gov. hopes to raise millions to fight crime by putting cameras on interstatesBy Frank Main The Chicago Sun-TimesCHICAGO — To make good on his offer to help Chicago combat viol...

  • Officers test laser speed guns to bolster cases

    See more photos of The Virginia State Police testing laser speed detection devices here. By Dena PotterThe Associated PressBLACKSTONE, Va. — Police officers took aim this week at vehicles zipping d...

  • Photo essay: Laser speed testing at Fort Pickett

    Related articles: Officers test laser speed guns to bolster cases, For Calif. police, laser is the new radar Ed. note: For the past three days, officers from throughout the 4th judicial circuit gat...

  • Lasers to the rescue: System may ease traffic in N.M.

    By LEE ROSS Mountain View Telegraph  ALBUQUERQUE — Three-dimensional laser imaging technology may be part of the solution to road closures in Tijeras Canyon. A demonstration of a laser scanning sys...

  • Improving your roadside visibility

    Driver inattention is one of the leading causes of vehicular accidents in the U.S. As officers we are more at risk than most due to the "routine traffic stop." Traffic stops are one of the most bas...

  • Using radar during foggy weather

    When it is so foggy out you can't see 20 feet from your vehicle, turn your radar on. That way you will get advance warning a vehicle is approaching. Related tip

  • Using your radar to keep you safe

    If you have stopped a violator or are directing traffic around an accident scene, consider leaving your radar unit on. Many drivers still rely on their radar detector to tell them when the police a...

  • Tinted windows and visibility

    If I stop a car with tinted windows at night, I discovered a way to make the occupants visible to me and, conversely, to make me less visible. I order them on my PA to turn on their vehicle's inter...

  • LAPD Is spotting car thieves in blink of a digital eye

    The LAPD is testing a camera that can capture up to 2,000 images an hour to scan license plates and compare them to a database, giving instant results. The Los Angeles Police Department is testing ...

  • Radar guns on trees, poles tell police where speeding worst

    Dean NarcisoThe Columbus DispatchTwo weeks ago, a vehicle sped along North Star Avenue in Upper Arlington at 16 miles over the 35 mph limit. A radar gun in a small box attached to a utility pole re...

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