Accuracy Concern Shuts Down German Speed Cameras, Vigilantes Shut Down Others

Police in Berlin, Germany, announced last week that they would no longer use Leivtec XV3 laser speed cameras because of accuracy concerns raised during extensive testing. A motorist facing a 185 euro (US $220) fine and a driving ban hired the engineering firm iQvmt to examine the Leivtec. A team of experts found they could produce higher speed readings by placing the camera at certain angles to the road in which the car is not in the path of the laser over the entire measuring distance…