Police Use New Speed Trap Device In Night Operation
Written by Syafiq Affendy Monday, 13 July 2009 06:41
Bandar Seri Begawan - The Royal Brunei Police Force is stepping up its efforts towards curbing speed limit offenders by incorporating new speed trap devices in the latest series of road and traffic enforcement operations.
The Police on Saturday night conducted operations in two different locations - a speed trap operation at the Tungku Link Highway and a road block spot check at Tanjung Bunut, Jln Tutong. The operations were led by Acting Superintendent Mohd Hadini Hj Othman.
Eighteen officers were stationed at the Bandar-Jerudong Tungku Link Highway where the new speed trap device - programmed to detect vehicular speeds in a particular area-was able to capture still images of offenders in the evening with the help of a night-vision camera. The special camera is capable of "capturing" fast-moving cars, and can provide details such as the licence plate number and even the face of the driver.
The highway operation was able to catch 70 speed offenders on Saturday night, with one summons issued.
In the Tanjung Bunut operation in which 20 officers were stationed, 11 compound and five summons cases were issued for various traffic offences.
Acting Superintendant Mohd Hadini, meanwhile, called upon road users to abide by traffic rules and regulations and to always obey the speed limit for their own safety as well as the safety of other road users.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin