Speeding is a factor in most severe vehicle crashes. The higher a vehicle's speed prior to a crash, the higher the risk of death or grave bodily injury. This is because, at a higher speed, a vehicle's structure is less likely to withstand the force of a collision, and the ability of airbags and safety belts to limit passenger injuries is reduced.
SafeSpeed cameras along with public information campaigns serve as deterrents to speeding, save lives, and prevent injuries. Because police officers cannot be everywhere, SafeSpeed's ability to automatically detect and capture images of speeding vehicles can prove invaluable in communities where speed limit photo enforcement is permitted. If desired, SafeSpeed can be used to capture simultaneous speed limit and red light violations.
When SafeSpeed calculates a passing vehicle's speed has exceeded the posted limit (typically by 10 mph or more), it records the date, time, location and speed on high-resolution, digital color images, which includes a close-up of the vehicle's license plate. Because the evidence of speeding is so compelling, few drivers decide to contest photo-enforced citations.
The SafeSpeed system is available in both mobile and fixed speed enforcement solutions, allowing police personnel to effectively enforce speed limits for highways, downtown areas, side streets, school zones and construction zones.
- Mobile SafeSpeed systems consist of portable, high-resolution color digital cameras equipped with highly accurate laser sensors for vehicle speed detection, portable flash units, heavy-duty camera tripods, and laptop control systems. Mobile systems can easily be moved via squad car from place to place. The camera can be mounted on the tripod at a location outside the squad car or mounted inside the squad car, as needed.
- Fixed speed systems are stationed at locations where sensor loops buried in the road allow the systems to monitor the speed of passing vehicles. When speed limits are exceeded, SafeSpeed cameras photograph the speeding vehicles.