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Police Using Various Tools to Identify and Slow Speeders

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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_337245230.jpgIt is likely that anyone who has driven in Illinois at one time or another looked into the rearview mirror and saw the flashing lights of a police car. If you have the habit of driving in excess of the speed limit, there may be a time when police will pull you over and write you a citation. In an effort to catch more speeding drivers and make the roads safer, police use a variety of tools and techniques to help them identify those violating posted speed limits.

Work-Zone Speeding

  • Police have increased their efforts in construction zones in an effort to protect the safety of workers.
  • Deployment of highly-visible photo enforcement vans plays a dual role in combating speeders. These tools help law enforcement identify speeding vehicles for issuing tickets, and the high visibility of such a van encourages others to slow down in construction zones.
  • The Illinois State Police are using federal grant money to hire more officers to help monitor construction zones. They feel the mere presence of a patrol vehicle often provides the necessary incentive for most drivers to slow down.

Roadside Speeder Identification

  • The Radar Gun transmit radio waves off a target vehicle. The rate of return of those waves is read and interpreted by the unit to determine the speed of the vehicle.
  • The Laser Gun, which came into greater use within the past 10 years, is said to be more effective in pinpointing a specific vehicle with a concentrated beam of light. The rate of return of that beam is measured to determine the speed of the target vehicle.
  • Aerial detection is used in certain areas. This involves a spotter plane or a helicopter timing the rate of vehicles as they pass a specifically marked area on the roadway. The aerial unit then conveys to officers on the ground vehicle details and pertinent information.

Rely On An Experienced Arlington Heights Speeding Ticket Attorney For Best Results

In the event you receive a speeding ticket, it is always good to know the various options available to you. Whether you were cited in an urban, suburban or rural area, a knowledgeable Illinois speeding ticket attorney can educate you as to the various ways to mitigate the consequences of a speeding ticket. Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law, is a dedicated defense attorney who uses his experience and resources to help clients avoid consequences that harm their driving record. When you receive a speeding ticket, call his office at 847-253-4700 to schedule a free consultation and learn the best options available for you.

Sources:

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article173037441.html

http://www.policemag.com/photogallery/photos/288/speed-enforcement-tools/2943.aspx

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/05/07/aa.speed.trap/index.html?iref=nextin

 

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