The Multinova speed radar camera hit Kununurra at the weekend - much to the chagrin of those exceeding the speed limit.
A team from Broome was in town to introduce the East Kimberley to the high tech $120,000 device.
Sgt Laurie Stubbs said the exercise was meant to make East Kimberley people aware that just because they lived in a remote area, they were not immune to having their speed checked anywhere, any time.
He said seeing the camera in action also helped to make drivers more aware of not just their speed but whether they were wearing seatbelts and other traffic issues.
He said the camera/radar did not discriminate and anyone, even the police commissioner, could be booked, as the instrument only recorded the vehicle, place and time and it was then up to the owner of the vehicle to prove, within 14 days of receiving an infringement, who was driving it at the time.
Under new legislation companies should keep a log of who was driving the vehicle and when - or pay the fine.
Although based in Broome, the Multinova is to become a regular visitor to Kununurra, where it will be operated by police - not contractors.
Worksafe officers worked in with police, checking drivers of heavy vehicles for fatigue.
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