New Technology Helps Belpre Police Catch Speeding Drivers

By: James Sparvero Email
By: James Sparvero Email

The technology isn't brand new.

But you still may not be familiar with the the newest way one local police department is tracking your speed.

Belpre Police are now using "Lidar" technology to catch those of us over the speed limit.

"Lidar" works like a laser pointer.

Police typically aim the laser at your license plate to track your speed.

The department has been using a pair of "Lidar" devices for two weeks.

One looks like the traditional radar gun where police hold it in front of them and pull the trigger.

The other one looks like a pair of binoculars.

"They're smaller, more compatible, does the same thing just a little better technology," says Belpre Police Chief Ernest Clevenger. "The technology was fairly expensive when it first came out. It's affordable now."

Chief Clevenger says Lidar also helps police with other work like determining distance from one point to another, which is very important during crash investigations.

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