Lompoc Police Get New Anti-Speeding Equipment
Call it a new set of eyes to crack down on speeders, aggressive and drunk drivers. Lompoc Police now has two new pieces of equipment that will help them keep our roadways a little bit safer.

Police now have a new and improved handheld laser that is more accurate than the traditional radar guns traffic officers currently use. Another new tool that police are using is the speed-radar trailer capable of being towed behind a vehicle and set up in minutes. The trailer works by sending out a radar beam that bounces off the approaching vehicle and back to the trailer, displaying the vehicle speed. Lompoc police tell KEY News that the speed-radar trailer works well around school campuses.

Funding for this equipment was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. KEY News reporter Rosemary Orozco has our first look at the new anti-speeding equipment.

Story Created: Feb 21, 2007 at 1:54 PM PST

Story Updated: Feb 21, 2007 at 2:06 PM PST