Speed enforcement on Western Australia's roads improved with digital speed cameras

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Through deployment of digital speed cameras from Vitronic, 58 per cent more vehicles were detected exceeding the speed limit in Western Australia than in the previous 12 months. This is according the Western Australia police force's latest annual report, published for the year to 30 June 2011. 'This performance is attributed to the improved effectiveness of new Vitronic digital speed cameras,' the report states.

According to the report, 13.7 million vehicles were measured between July 2010 and June 2011. Of these 26.1 per cent were detected travelling in excess of the speed limit. Over the previous four years, this proportion was consistently between 16.1 per cent and 17 per cent.

The system deployed is the PoliScan Speed, a lidar-based speed enforcement system from Vitronic. The innovative laser technology allows measuring without in-road equipment such as loops or sensors. The system is capable of operating in challenging situations such as multi-lane roads with significant traffic volumes, road work zones and bends. It even operates with vehicles tailgating, travelling adjacent to other vehicles or changing lanes.

The system is in use worldwide as a mobile or a stationary solution and significantly enhances road safety in numerous European countries, the USA, Australia and the Middle East.

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