San Andreas CHP Gets Laser Guns To Nab Speeders
California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers located in San Andreas began using new guns on Aug. 24, ones that discharge laser beams rather than bullets. The officers have changed over to laser guns that provide exact accuracy when following speeders.
The laser guns are like radar guns that CHP officers and additional law enforcement employ. Laser guns, however, utilize a technology known as lidar (light detection and ranging). The systems transmits a narrow light beam at the target car.
An officer uses a scope on the gun’s top to aim the measuring tool at a car to figure out the speed.
In poor weather, however, laser gun correctness can be lowered, since the target has to be in a straight line of sight.
Officers at the CHP office in San Andreas took an eight-hour class prior to being certified to employ the laser guns.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Modesto Bee (CA) (08/28/06); Ahumada, Rosalio .