The Louisiana State Police Troop G says their goal is to crack down on the number of road deaths blamed on speeding.
When troopers set out to work on catching drivers who speed they now use a tool that captures the speed data of traffic violators.
Their Lidar can measure how fast you’re driving using light detection and range to determine the target vehicle’s speed. When a pulse is transmitted, the timer starts, and when that pulse hits its target and returns, the timer stops. The calculation of distance traveled over time is computed to determine speed.
Last week they conducted a traffic stop operation to in west Shreveport off Pines road.
After 6 hours of Lidar detail, 100 drivers were pulled over for speeding. All were going at least 15 miles over the posted speed limit.