Distracted Driving - Prevention and Safety

by nackerson 12. May 2013 12:41

The LTI TruCAM Can Help Make Our Roads Safer

Many states legislation have been reluctant to pass laws making texting/phone use while driving illegal. Statistically speaking distracted driving, whether it involves texting or using a hand-held device to talk is a hazard on all roadways. In fact, many authorities think that distracted driving is currently a bigger problem than drunk driving! In a recent study conducted by the CDC, many citizens would support laws that would outlaw these dangerous practices that could result in catastrophic and irreparable damage.

Some interesting facts about distracted driving include - in the first 10 months of 2011, there were 2,218 auto accidents in one single state alone that resulted from a driver using an electronic device. "Some legislators have argued that distracted driving bans are too difficult to enforce." Police officers can administer a Breathalyzer test to someone who denies being drunk, but what can they do if the driver who caused the accident denies texting? And why penalize the use of electronic devices when other behaviors — like eating or applying make-up or looking at a map — can also be dangerously distracting? There is a remarkable tool in Laser Technology, Inc’s TruCAM that would go a long way in providing "Solid Proof".

LTI TruCAM can help prove distracted driving.

Laser Technology, Inc integrated a laser with a digital video camera, making the LTI 20-20 TruCAM the most sophisticated speed enforcement tool available today. It is the only all-in-one handheld laser-based video and photo camera on the market.

The TruCAM collects and stores a complete chain of video evidence for both speeding and tailgating, along with a high-resolution image that identifies vehicle make, model and license plate number and facial characteristics of the driver. Let's say that again, facial characteristics of the driver. Surely, if the instrument can define the facial characteristics of the driver, surely the officer would be able to tell if he/she were looking down or doing some other activity that would constitute distracted driving.

What is especially different about the TruCAM vs. more traditional types of speed enforcement technology is that the TruCAM can also record a chain of video evidence of activities potentially before an accident happens. Think of the possibilities. While not being able to likely cite the violator, the officer can still be cognizant of the underlying issue of the motorist not paying attention and bring this fact to light while educating the motorist on the dangers of distracted driving.

Some other interesting facts about the fight against distracted driving are at the outset of 2013, 39 states -- along with the District of Columbia and Guam -- have laws on the books banning text messaging for all drivers. Many states have additional laws that otherwise restrict mobile device use for certain classes of drivers, and 10 states even prohibit all handheld cell phone use while driving without the use of a headset. In many states, there are senate bills being drafted at this very moment aimed at deterring and enforcing texting, talking, instant messaging and other distracting activities while driving. It's only a matter of time before the TruCAM is the optimal solution and a must have tool for traffic officers to keep our roadways and civilians free from unnecessary and untimely harm.

If you're concerned about your state's roadway safety, check out the TruCAM from Laser Technology, Inc. Equipped with a high resolution video camera it will allow you to document texting/phone as well as enforcing speed limits, tailgating w/DBC, and any other traffic violation. Now you can save lives one measurement at a time.

Call us today for a practical demonstration - 1-800-OWN-A-LTI.

Read CDC Distracted Driving Study

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