New RADARs & LIDARs help spot speeding drivers

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is distributing 1,000 new RADAR and LIDAR speed enforcement devices among 162 state and local police agencies. The units are being purchased with $1.6 million in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds. Dash-mounted RADAR systems may be used while patrol vehicles are moving or stopped, and can measure traffic speeds in the same and opposing directions. Hand-held LIDAR devices help officers spotspeeding drivers through several lanes of traffic or obstructions such as trees and bushes.Speeding statistics in the Indiana Crash Facts publications published by ICJI and Indiana University Public Policy Institute show that:Nearly 29,000 people were in speed-related crashes on Indiana roads in 2017, resulting in 207 deaths and 6,428 non-fatal injuries.Speed-related violations such as following too closely and unsafe lane movement are also among the top causes of Indiana crashes.Young drivers, particularly young men, are more likely to be speeding before a crash.A listing of police agencies receiving speed-enforcement devices can be seen by clicking the link below.RADAR and LIDAR Agency listlast_img

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