Saturday, 27 September 2008

More Police Technology

In previous posts I've mentioned the vast array of technology that traffic police now have available to them.

Essex police have, perhaps, taken this to 'Top Trumps' level, by fitting ANPR (Automatic Numberplate Recognition) to their force helicopter!

It can, apparently, read plates from 700 feet, and is particularly 'aimed' at motorcycle speed enforcement.

It also has a ‘Skyshout’ public address system – which warns drivers they’re being tracked. Which could also be great at outdoor pantos - "Look out behind you!"

Source, and photo, AutoExpress


1 comment:

AlistairL said...

Road signs are fascinating. Is there something in the rulebook that says that all drawings of vehicles - motorcycles, helicopters etc must be based on those of the 1950s?