What was wrong with the old one? Why not get out and write some tickets instead of teasing people with a robo-safety patrol?
As vehicles pass the trailer, their speed is displayed, as well as red and blue strobe light will blink to catch the attention of motorists. The “speed” trailer cost the department $8,000, which was taken out of the general city funds, said Cmdr. Cassie McSorely.
“We get complaints about speeding cars in every neighborhood. Traffic and speeding is one of the main concerns in our community,” McSorely said.
The Pacific Grove Police Department said a lot of drivers are from out-of-town and sometimes they don’t realize the speed limits are so low. So they’re using a special tool called Lidar, to detect speeds before the driver even sees the officer.
It was not Lidar, but a huge building that slowed down an out of town driver last week
Sgt. Lafata pulled over two drivers for speeding, among other violations. Both drivers got warnings this time. He said it pays to own up to your mistakes.
“To be honest with you that’s something that we don’t really get very often in this line of work, so I do like to reward that,” said Sgt. Lafata.
If Lidar isn’t working correctly, Sgt. Lafata said any citations written during its use are thrown out.