Police forces are rolling out a 'next-generation' handheld camera that can read number plates from 750 metres away, day and night.
A number of Police forces are currently trialling the LTI 20/20 TruCam II Speed Enforcement Laser with Video, a new handheld speed guns that can identify a vehicle make, model and read a number plate from distances of up to 750 metres in daylight and at night.
Officers now, do not even have to stop you to issue a fine. All details captured can be uploaded to a database and penalty charge notices automatically posted to the vehicle keeper's address. This means you might not even know you have been caught until it’s too late.
The speed gun can collect and store video evidence for speeding, and has an auto adjust feature for the focus which means it can capture crystal clear images from 1,500 metres (0.9 miles) away. Although the maximum distance limit set by the government for any handheld speed gun in the UK is 750 metres, to which the devices have been calibrated.
The LTI 20/20 TruCam II will capture not only speeding, but also catch tailgating, distracted driving and even motorists who fail to wear a seat belt. The video and photographic evidence from these cameras are to be used in court to prove a driver's guilt, should the accused choose to dispute a FPN or if a speeding offence is so severe that it results in a ban.
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