The article discusses the conflict between those charged with maintaining safety on the highways and drivers who regularly exceed speed limits. The battle is fought on two fronts: the technological and psychological. The combination of technological advances in enforcement with an active public relations campaign seems to offer the best hope of winning on both fronts for traffic safety professionals. The use of detectors to detect police detectors is discussed. A new device is described that is based on a combination of conventional radar and large camera with telephoto lens and is mounted in the back of a small truck or station wagon parked in an area where speeding is a problem. The legality of presuming the owner was the driver at the time of the traffic violation is also discussed. Speed limits need to be realistsic if drivers are expected to comply with them.

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  • Pagination: p. 16-19
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM