Warwickshire Police says the procurement of ‘sophisticated’ new speed recording equipment will make it easier to identify offenders on two wheels, as well as those on four.
The LTI TruCAM II traffic and speed recording equipment captures both video footage and high-resolution imagery – which reveals the make, model and registration of vehicles.
The technology will enable officers to record the evidence required at the point of capture, reducing the need for them to attend court in those cases where an offence is contested.
It can also detect the speed of any type of vehicle.
Due to the portable nature of the technology, Warwickshire Police says it will make it easier for officers to set up enforcement operations on hot spot routes.
Inspector Jem Mountford said: “Speeding is one of the ‘fatal four’ major causes of death and serious injury on the roads and whilst we will always choose to educate first, the new speed cameras are a welcome addition.
“Officers will be using the equipment across Warwickshire specifically to deter speeding motorists and motorcyclists as one of a range of measures to help save lives.”
The equipment has been purchased with £20k of funding from Warwickshire police and crime commissioner Philip Seccombe’s Road Safety Fund.
Mr Seccombe said: “I am delighted to support Warwickshire Police by funding the purchase of the latest technology in speed cameras from my Road Safety Fund.
“Speeding makes it more difficult for a driver to maintain control of their vehicle and the police have my full support to enforce speed limits and take action against those who break the law as this will make Warwickshire’s roads safer for everyone.
“We know that bikers in particular can be more vulnerable in a collision, so it is important to be able to educate and where necessary enforce those who speed in order to ensure the safety of all road users.”