Tailgating, also known as a traffic violation for following too close, has historically relied upon the visual judgment of the traffic officer or has been the result of a rear-end crash. Laser Technology has developed a patented firmware code that offers a unique measurement calculation unlike any other laser on the market. It's called DBC (Distance Between Cars) and it calculates the time and distance between two moving vehicles when one is following the other in the same lane.
Just like in speed enforcement, traffic officers still need to first visually determine if a vehicle is following too close before they even attempt to validate it with the appropriate police equipment. The UltraLyte 100LR laser with DBC or TruCAM with DBC makes these measurements possible and instantly validates the visual determination of the officer with hard data.
This technology enables law agencies around the world to crack down on aggressive driving. Departments have used DBC to promote a public awareness campaign with the intent to remind drivers about the 2-second following rule. LTI lasers help you take an active role in reducing crashes and fatalities in your community by reducing tailgating and aggressive driving violations.
According to NHTSA's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, "Speeding reduces a driver's ability to steer safely around curves or objects in the roadway, extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle, and increases the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation. The economic cost of speeding-related crashes is estimated to be $40.4 billion each year."