Y SPEED when ACT Policing is PATROLN in new cars

ACT Policing has today unveiled its new Road Policing cars and registration plates that better equip officers to keep Canberra’s roads safe.

Two BMW X3M40i cars have been added to the fleet of vehicles; replacing previous vehicles that had reached the end of their service life.

Officer in Charge of Road Policing Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said the new BMW’s were a great asset to the Road Policing team.

“The new vehicles are equipped with the latest state of the art equipment. This includes ACT Policing’s multiple camera Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system connected to a real-time database,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

“The ANPR system provides more detailed information to the police officer than the previous version to assist with vehicle identification. The system also captures metadata such as GPS location, time and date to provide accurate evidence.

High definition video cameras installed in the vehicles record all traffic stops, which can be used as evidence in court if there is a dispute to the infringements issued.

The system captures high quality footage of vehicles and their registration plates, even those travelling in the opposite direction at highway speeds.

If required, officers can rewind video playback on the screen in their car to review footage.

ACT Policing is also giving prominence to road safety messaging on its fleet, placing more stylised road safety registration plates on vehicles.

In addition to plates like SPDKILS, motorists will see Road Policing vehicles displaying plates including RDSAFETY, BUCKLUP, ONPATROL, PATROLN, Y SPEED.

“These plates are an engaging way to remind people of the importance of being safe on our roads,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

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