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Next Generation Police Tools, Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #467

Next Generation Police Tools, Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #467

Next Generation Police Tools will be an ongoing feature of the Weekly NMA E-Newsletter. Check out Part 1 HERE. Dragon Cameras Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Dayton, Ohio police departments recently announced they are using “Dragon Cameras,” a handheld device that uses both a laser measuring tool and a camera to capture an image of a […]

Dueling statistics

As part of its fight with the state of Iowa over ticket revenue, Cedar Rapids released statistics on the effect of city speed cameras. Until a judge stopped ticketing in May, cameras enforced a 66 mph speed limit on I-380. 67 would get your car a ticket in the mail. Speed cameras still collect speed data […]

I brake for auras

The purpose of school zones is to protect city officials from parents. A story out of Cedar Rapids explains why. The city upgraded school zone speed limit signs to flashing signs powered by leading-edge technology. That technology promptly went obsolete. The city reassured parents by saying the signs didn’t matter. Which I do believe. And […]

Speed limit roundup, March 2016

There’s a good amount of speed limit legislative activity this year. Here’s a summary of the major changes and failures to change. I’ll go from east to west. A New Jersey politician wants to raise the speed limit to 70 or 75. The police union responded maybe 70 on a few roads would be OK. […]