In the coming weeks, Local Enforcement System Agency (LESA) officers will be using speed guns, aiming to reduce the amount of road accidents in areas highly associated with the problem.
In an interview with ONE News, LESA chief executive Svetlick Flores explained how the guns work with the same system as speed cameras, in that they use radars to detect the velocity of vehicles.
The main difference between speed cameras and guns is that the latter allow for more mobility and thus can be utilised in different zones.
Flores said that all roads indicate what velocity is required when driving on it, and that no law indicates that drivers need to be notified about the use of the speed guns. Police have already started to use the speed guns, but the need to extend to LESA was felt.
Flores said that excessive driving is creating dangerous environments even in residential areas. School exits or crossroads are not exempt from such accidents and should thus require more attention.
The speeding fines issued through speed guns will be used in the same way that other tickets are issued. The aim is to reduce the number of accidents and, by extension, injuries and fatalities which in recent days became a more prominent problem.
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