Police use new tool to monitor drivers

By: Newscenter 16 Email
By: Newscenter 16 Email

Indiana State Police have a new tool to determine whether drivers are tailgating and should receive a ticket. Laser speed guns used by troopers can capture the time elapsed between the back bumper of one vehicle and the front bumper of the one right behind it.

These devices also take an accurate image of the license plate as well as the driver's face.

The speed guns are worth around $5,500 each and are currently only used on the Borman Expressway.

Sgt. Ann Wojas said every Indiana State Police district is expected to receive at least one of the guns. Police Troopers say the guns eliminate guesswork and provide evidence of tailgating that is difficult to fight.

The fine for following too closely is around $140, including court costs.

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