Two ruthless speedsters were flashed doing a race in Western Australia.
The speed measuring system revealed: they were 105 kph (65 mph) and 117
kph (73 mph) above the official speed limit. Conventional radar
technology would probably not have caught them. Thanks to Vitronic's
modern PoliScan speed laser-based technology, the two were sentenced to
high fines and long-term suspension of their driver licenses.
Even if cars are driving closely next to each other, the PoliScan speed
speed measuring system by Vitronic can clearly identify speeders. A
fact two speedsters just experienced as they were caught on camera
driving at 195 kpm (121 mph) and 207 kph (129 mph) where only 90 kph
(56 mph) were allowed. At the time of the offense they were driving
nearly next to each other.
This case would have been dismissed if conventional technology had been
used, as it cannot distinguish the measured values of two vehicles
driving next to each other. However, the PoliScanspeed speed measuring
system uses laser-based technology. It can even clearly allocate
measured data to vehicles that are driving closely behind each other or
next to each other.
One of the two speeders pleaded guilty right at the beginning of the
trial. The second driver first claimed that only the other one had been
speeding and wanted to challenge the charges. In the end an expert
report ordered by the police eventually convinced the defense.
"There is no doubt we can capture two cars at once and we will fight
any challenges, especially for hoon matters," said Inspector Mark
Ripley, in charge of traffic control, according to newspaper "The West
Australian": " It was extremely dangerous driving." The two speeders
were sentenced to fines of 750 and 1200 Australian dollars, and their
driver licenses were suspended for six and 15 months.
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