LTI Provides High Tech Tools for Law Enforcement

by mphippen 28. August 2012 13:21

TruCAM and DBC technology are some of the high tech tools that are making a difference in enforcing the law for Longmont Police, giving them a safer, quicker and more efficient way to provide evidence beyond a shadow of a doubt of speeding infractions, following too closely or even mapping accident scenes.

In the recent article, Longmont Police Go High Tech, Pierrette J. Shields of Longmont Times-Call“ writes, "It probably isn't what comes to mind when you think "Robocop," but Longmont police are using more and more technology to enforce the laws, and officers say it is saving time and improving accuracy.” More...

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Distracted Driving aka Texting While Driving Violations Caught On Film by Logan Police Department

by mphippen 21. August 2012 09:38

Utah's law defines careless driving as committing a moving violation (other than speeding) while distracted by use of a handheld cell phone or other activities not related to driving...

While state laws prohibiting the use of cell phones, texting, GPS, eating, personal grooming, and reading the newspaper or any other thing besides watching the road is well intentioned, the actual enforcement of such laws remain a challenge. The laws were written by legislators who answer to their constituents, but the execution is once again left to law enforcement to figure out. More...

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LTI's Laser Speed Guns Tested for Speed Enforcement in Trinidad

by mphippen 15. August 2012 09:55

What is it about human nature that makes many drivers take advantage of others even at the risk of personal injury or death? Whatever it is, it's the primary reason we need police to enforce the laws. A very interesting example of this phenomenon took place in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago in early August. As we all know the mantra of NHTSA and most State Highway Safety offices is Education, Engineering, and Enforcement, the three E's of traffic safety. More...

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Distracted Driving Causing Safety Issues on Highways

by mphippen 6. July 2012 10:32

The TruCAM can provide videographic evidence of offenders.


In an Associated Press article No elegant technical fixes for distracted driving published on June 11, 2012 it discussed the well known dangers of distracted driving and lamented over the fact any real gadgetry exists that prevents a driver from using the phone or texting while at the wheel. More...

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LTI Historical Moment - The LTI 20/20 Marksman

by mphippen 6. June 2012 11:08

Mike Phippen of Laser Technology recalls how the LTI 20/20 Marksman came to be.

A fledgling LTI fresh from a successful demonstration at Edwards Air Force Base, knew they had something special with a working pulse laser to capture both speed and range to non-cooperative targets (little reflectivity) and set out to convince law enforcement of the advantages of laser speed enforcement versus radar utilizing the LTI 20/20 precursor to the Marksman.More...

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Alabama 38th State to Ban Texting While Driving

by mphippen 16. May 2012 07:43

The TruCAM Provides Hard Data for Officers' Judgment Calls


The GHSA (Governors Highway Safety Association) announced in a May 8 GHSA Press Release that Alabama has become the 38th State to ban texting while driving. That's fantastic! It's hard to imagine any state legislature's reasoning for NOT passing laws prohibiting texting or cell phone usage while driving. There's no need for statistics, as each and every one of us has either been guilty of or been involved in a near-miss with someone engaged with a cell phone. More...

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Laser Technology DBC Explained in American Cop Magazine

by mphippen 8. May 2012 11:48

"Light Grenades, Sabers, and Tailgating, Oh My" - How to Quantify "Following too Close"

Had a ticket thrown out lately? Looking for solid proof? Ever wish you had a "Light Saber?" In the May 2012 edition of American Cop Magazine, author Jason Hoschouer sheds insight about Laser Technology's DBC (Distance Between Cars) referring to this newest innovation as being "more lidar wizardry." This unique patented firmware created by LTI is the only LIDAR unit with this feature, giving officers the ability to collect hard and accurate data to go along with their visual to actually quantify tailgating! No longer a 'judgment' call, DBC instantly displays the distance, speed, and elapsed time between the offending vehicle and lead vehicle. More...

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Aggressive Driving Enforcement Campaign Targets NE States

by mphippen 16. March 2012 08:22

DBC Technology helps with Tailgating Enforcement

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We have all seen that driver, the one who zooms past, weaves in and out of traffic, and tailgates only to slam on the brakes. Maybe you have been that driver.

Maryland and a few other states like Pennsylvania and Virginia are part of the Smooth Operator campaign which targets aggressive drivers. This program has become a model program nationwide and continues to grow every year. In 2010, the campaign was stepped up and more than 510,000 citations were given out over the year.

The Wall Street Journal article - "Honk if You're an Aggressive Driver " 6-2010 states, “Last year, police officers in the state [Maryland] wrote 207,000 tickets for aggressive driving, says Vernon Betkey, head of the state's highway safety agency. The most recent crackdown started earlier this month."

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