How to Completely Change Civilian Driving Behavior

by TNyland 12. November 2018 14:12
LTI's TruCAM II speed enforcement tool being
tested by Sarajevo Canton Police Department

Sarajevo is the capital city of the Bosnia and Herzegovina. It belongs to one of ten cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH).

Surrounded by the Dinaric Alps and residing next to the Milijacka River, it is a beautiful destination to be visited, with a variety of historical tourist destinations, yet a treacherous driving environment for locals.

According to the official statistics, the ratio of road fatalities in BH is around 10,3 against 100.000 citizens; that is three times higher than Western Europe. Almost 380 people die every year on BH roads, while 11.000 get injured. A study showed that every year the Federation of BH faces approximately 250 fatal casualties and over 6.800 injuries in traffic accidents. Between the cost of medical treatment, property damage, administrative work, productivity loss etc., the economy of BH is losing over 400 million EUR a year (more than 5% of its annual GDP).More...

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Cut Your Time Spent Mapping at a Crime Scene in Half

by TNyland 31. October 2018 10:38

Crime scene investigators spend an average of eight to ten hours to process a crime scene, but it is common to work up to thirty-five hours per scene collecting evidence. Crime scene investigators continue to feel pressure to collect evidence quickly. Numerous bodies are coming and going, onlookers gather around the building, and contamination of a crime scene happens fast. Melanie Basich discusses a new tool crime scene investigators are turning too to help map and document a crime scene quicker and more efficiently in her article "Capturing Crime Scene Images" in Police Magazine. More...

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If It Is Dangerous, Why Do We Still Text and Drive?

by TNyland 26. October 2018 08:30

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part Three

Mobile devices have been paving a way into our lives since 1973, but it wasn't until the mid-2000's that mobile devices started changing the way we live and interact. Ever since, we've been attached at the hip, slowly forming a societal addiction of constant contact. We never disconnect, even when we are behind the wheel, fostering a false perception of safe driving for future generations.

A recent study showed that drivers use their phones during 88 out of every 100 trips. It takes 27 seconds for a driver to regain full alertness after making any voice-activated command, texting or any act that takes your attention away from driving. More...

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Fostering Safe Driving Habits for your Newly Licensed Teen

by TNyland 24. October 2018 06:00

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part Two

We all start off as an inexperienced driver. We believe drivers training and the hours we've put in with our parents has made us road-ready. But just like anything, going out in the field for the first time is nothing compared to your classroom setting.

The first 18 months after your teen gets their license is statistically the most dangerous. Within that 18-month period, new drivers are four times more likely to get into an accident when compared to adults. Teen youth in America are injured and/or killed every day due to inexperienced and distracted drivers and is the leading cause of death for teenagers: totaling eleven teen deaths a day in the United States. That is a number that is just too high. More...

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Taking our Teens Too Early: The Epidemic Sweeping America

by TNyland 22. October 2018 06:00

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Part 1

There is a current epidemic sweeping across America, taking eleven teen lives each day and rapidly consuming more each year. It has no feelings towards what socioeconomic status you have, or what race you are, but every year, it is getting more powerful, claiming the lives of more teens.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens between the ages of 15 and 18 within the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence. More...

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Preparing for Teen Driving Awareness Week

by TNyland 21. October 2018 06:08

LTI's Teen Driving Awareness Blog Series: Introduction

Communicate with your teen this week about the importance of safe driving during this year's Teen Driving Awareness Week, October 21st through October 27th. More...

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Laser Technology, Inc. Holds First Annual Crash & Crime Mapping Summit

by KCarley 3. October 2018 11:32

Laser Technology has completed a successful Crash and Crime Mapping Summit held at its headquarters September 24-25, 2018. LTI's team of mapping professionals consisting of retired and active police officers attended the event to provide crucial market feedback, learn about and receive training on products and solutions, and to ensure they are prepared with all the equipment and software necessary to best serve our customers.More...

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The TruCAM Laser Speed Enforcement Gun is Sweeping the Streets of Ukraine after "Black Friday" Incident

by TNyland 3. October 2018 11:10
LTI's TruCAM Photo Video Lidar Speed Enforcement
Device will be used in Ukraine for traffic safety.

It was a sunny and prosperous day on the streets of Ukraine, until tragedy struck on July 20th, 2018. The day started out like any other, until speed and traffic accidents flooded the country. By the end of the day, a new term was coined for the extensive amount of traffic-related fatalities: Black Friday.

On July 20, around 5:00 AM near the village of Krivoye, a Lake Nikolaevskaya region, a Volkswagen Minibus containing passengers crashed into a truck. 5 died and 12 with severe injuries.

At 11:00 AM at the entrance to the village of Pribugskoe near Khmelnitsky, a head-on collision between an IVECO truck and VW Golf resulted in 3 deaths and 1 severe injury. More...

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What is Distracted Driving .. and What is Being Done to Help Stop This Behavior?

by admin 25. June 2018 09:15

Distracted Driving is a huge topic of discussion nowadays and not just the law enforcement arena. It is something on the minds of all of us. Accidents with injuries and fatalities on roadways are rising all over the world and are attributed to be caused by drivers who are distracted.

The definition of distracted driving from Dictionary.com is "the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity, typically one that involved the use of a mobile phone of other electronic device." This can include everything from talking or texting on your phone, eating, drinking, fiddling around with your radio or navigational system, putting on makeup, reaching to pick something up and even reading a book! Law enforcement has seen it all and cannot stress enough how important it is for drivers to fully pay attention while traveling on the road. More...

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Interact with ACTAR Experts on Traffic Collision Tech and Earn 1 ACTAR Credit

by TNyland 30. May 2018 07:25

Documentation is essential during a crash scene; it tells you the visual story of what took place after the incident occurred. However, photos may lack context, diagrams may be needed and written content doesn’t always present well with your photos documentation. Mapping a crash scene can be the most tedious and time-consuming part of the investigation, but with the right documentation you can preserve the location of your evidence can change the way you map. More...

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