Police test hi-tech spiked nets to stop cars in their tracks Tags: cars It is fully re-usable if it can be removed from the underside of the far.A spokeswoman for the company said: ‘The X-Net is a portable, lightweight spiked net that is able to bring a range of road vehicles to a complete standstill, typically within 75 metres.’The X-Net is re-usable so chief of police can use them many times and is incredibly safe to use. It ensures not only the safety of the driver but also the safety of the police officer.’We have had great feedback by people who have bought them including the US Army and the American forces who use them at check points to stop fleeing cars.’The US Army has purchased more than 2,000 of them to use in Iraq and Afghanistan to stop suspected car bombers from reaching their targets.Here’s what readers have had to say so far. Last updated at 3:34 PM on 10th February 2009They are currently used by US military forces in the Middle East to stop suicide bombers.The X-Net punctures the tyres of a car and stops the vehicle within 80 yardsIn Britain they will be used to stop stolen cars and are said to be far more effective than a ’stinger’ device because they make it impossible to continue driving.Gloucestershire police is currently testing three X-Nets as an alternative to the stinger.County council road safety chief Garry Handley said: ‘This is a very good piece of equipment and it is something we will be integrating more into police operations.’When we use this equipment it will help us bring dangerous situations to a halt more safely.’The 19ft x 10ft net packs away into a rucksack and is thrown across the road in the path of an approaching car in a similar way to a stinger.