Speed Measuring Devices

With the current technology available, the enforcement of speed is sadly outdated and dangerous for officers and the public.

Types of Speed Enforcement

As technology has advanced police forces still use the “fishing rod and reel in” approach to catch speeding drivers.

The officer finds a nice spot known for speeders, uses a speed measuring device (“the fishing pole”) and the chase down (“real in”) the speeders.

Every year accidents happen, police pursuits occur and the police and the public are put at risk with this outdated form of enforcement.

Update Speed Enforcement

In controlling speeding, government and police forces need to update their approach to speed enforcement by considering:

  • neighbourhood traffic calming
  • prohibiting racing vehicles to be licensed for our roadways
  • update the attitudes and technology used for speed enforcement

Speed Enforcement Types

Most police forces use three different ways to catch motorists doing slightly over the speed limit:

Each type of enforcement requires that the officer “catch” the motorist speeding then chase or stop the vehicle and issue a ticket.

Laser Speed Enforcement

The officer has a hand held or laser radar on a tripod in a stationary set up with one or more police officers standing or parked on the side of the roadway.

The laser radar can catch drivers up to about 300 to 1,000 meters away (one (1) kilometer away),  Read More on Laser Speed Measuring >

Radar Speed Enforcement

The officer has a hand held or radar mounted within the police car.

Depending upon the type of radar the officer can either use it in a stationary mode or while the police vehicle is moving. Read More about Radar Speed Enforcement >

Pacing Moving Vehicles

The officer uses their police vehicle to follow the vehicle and record its speed.

The speed recorded does not have to be 100 percent accurate but within a reasonable amount, the officer signals the vehicle to stop.

Read More About Pacing Speed Enforcement >

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