February 8, 2023

Giant new speed camera can catch drivers breaking the law from a THOUSAND metres away

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From Nottinghamshire Live

It is part of a new pilot project called ‘Operation Indemnis’

Police have unveiled a new speed camera which can catch drivers breaking the law from a kilometre away.

The camera has been called the ‘The Long Ranger’ and is being used to curb the number of accidents caused by people speeding, tailgating others and using their mobile phone.

It has been launched as part of a pilot project called ‘Operation Indemnis’.

In the past cameras have only been used to detect how fast drivers have been going, but the new camera can clearly identify the number plate and who is behind the wheel.

It is currently being used by Gloucestershire Police to tackle the offences on a particularly dangerous stretch of road.

Martin Surl, police and crime commissioner for Gloucestershire said: “This is one of the county’s busiest roads which also has one of the worst accident records due to the way it’s used.

“Many people have come to me with their concerns about speeding and other safety issues along this road.”

Officers have been using the long-distance camera along with number plate recognition (ANPR) to see what vehicles are doing on the road and how they are being driven.

Police have said the main aim is to educate people, and some who are caught will be given advice and others will be prosecuted.

”We now have a chance to test a new model of collaborative road policing which, if it proves a success, can be put into practice elsewhere.

“The aim is not just to penalise motorists but to uphold the law by creating a change in people’s behaviour. But the police will enforce the law when necessary.”

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PC Sean Graham with the new long-range camera in Gloucestershire. (Image: Gloucestershire Live / SWNS.com)

For more on this story and video go to: https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/giant-new-speed-camera-can-2226157

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