Did you ever wonder what new equipment Dorset police buy with their allocated tax budget? Well how about this new laser camera which set them back £15,500 of the tax payers money to help them maximise the number of offences. We thought the money would be better spent on repairing pot holes on Ringwood road or even eliminating death traps like Blackwater junction on the Wessex Way….
We thought wrong… They spent this money on a state of the art camera which can spot drivers on a mobile phone up to half a mile away. They hope this new bit of kit will help them raise extra funds as they can catch more motorists
The resolution is sharp enough to pick out an unbuckled belt at ranges of up to 600 metres, records image and video evidence to DVD. The evidence will then be used in court as evidence to secure a conviction.
Dorset police have purchased two of these cameras at a total cost £25,000 which will be used in police vans throughout Dorset.
A spokesman for the Dorset Road Safe said the Concept II cameras will help boost detection rates among motorists who think they are above the law – on that note checkout our police exposed section to see publicly released photographs of police offers who seem to be texting on their mobile phones while driving and getting away with it.