15. June 2011 14:40
Laser Technology's TruCAM laser rangefinder is helping police departments all across the nation address the problem of drivers who are causing accidents due to following the car ahead of them too closely.
The Logan police department in Salt Lake City, Utah is a good example, as Andrew Adams at KSL Broadcasting reports, of a department who has started using LTI's TruCams to help "gain the upper hand" to this problem. Logan's Officer Shand Nazer states, "It was hard to say a violation had occurred until there was a collision, and now we can actually measure that following distance and enforce that state statute that’s already on the books."
Following distance has been a major problem in this city resulting in numerous rear-end crashes and the TruCam is helping them resolve this problem.
LTI's 20/20 TruCam is the first all-in-one, laser-based video camera, and collects and stores a complete chain of video evidence for both speeding and tailgating. It also includes a high-resolution image that identifies vehicle make, model and license plate number. Paired with the precise speed, distance, time, location and operator ID, violations captured by the TruCAM are practically indisputable.
Read the article, "New radar detects drivers who follow too closely" here.