30 Nov

We will try to make this blog a bit more entertaining so we are adding a few things that we find amusing, but very relavant to our Radar Gun blog. Our traffic road signs are installed by many municipalities and …

30 Nov

Some Bonne Terre Missouri (a small town about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis) residents wanted to change the speed limit of Church Street from 30 mph back to 20 mph. Residents believe the lower speed limit would slow down …

28 Nov

Orland Illinois (near Chicago) notorious for grid lock is purposing to use red light cameras, travel signs (estimates travel time to next way-point), and radar speed monitors (including safety radar) to improve traffic flow. These systems are operated by …

27 Nov

This year the state of Illinois (state police) purchased and started operating 3 photo radars. Also see FAQ for safety radar (photo radar) operation. One radar operates in the Chicago area, one covers the state north of Chicago, and one …

24 Nov

Citizen complaints about speeders have once again caused police to deploy traffic radar. The Charlottetown Canada city council approved overtime for police to run radar speed traps. Police keep moving the traps and changing the time of day (running …

22 Nov

A number of police agencies throughout the United States will be out in force this Thanksgiving holiday. The goal is to reduce crashes (and especially deaths and injuries) by targeting speeders and drunk drivers.

Kentucky State Troopers will be out …

20 Nov

Recently a 41 year old New South Wales (Australia) Senior Constable (police officer) running lidar (outside and away from his patrol car) on a freeway was killed by a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The tragic event caused local police to …

16 Nov

Recently in several news publications microwave and laser police traffic radar’s method of determining speed have been misreported. The terminology can be confusing and depends somewhat on how one uses certain terms. Some terms (unfortunately) are commonly misused. Below is …

15 Nov

Someone completely destroyed a safety radar (across the road microwave radar) trailer Friday, October 27th in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This trailer was one of four police had available to deploy to troubled (lots of speeders or complaints of speeders) locations. …

13 Nov

In the United Kingdom a 42 year old blind and deaf man received a speeding ticket in the mail thanks to photo radar. Police claim the man was photographed speeding 36 mph in a 30 mph zone. The ticket carries …