Small, Tough, and Versatile: A Police Testimonial on Using the LTI 20/20 TruSpeed® Sxb to Overcome Geographic Challenges

by THart 12. November 2021 11:46

Deputy Dustin Oakley of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado, is just one of the many professionals who make use of the technology offered by Laser Tech's (LTI) Traffic Safety division. Deputy Oakley recently had his hands on one of LTI’s TruSpeed Sxb speed measurement and mapping lasers, for use in the field, and shared a candid testimonial on his experience. This told us how one of LTI’s tactically designed devices helped overcome the geographically driven challenges that the Eagle County area was known to present to officers tasked with upholding traffic safety regulations.More...

Easy Method for Collecting Vehicle Crush Profile Data

by scolburn 26. March 2021 14:36

By: Steve Colburn, Applications Training Specialist, Laser Technology, Inc.
Photos and case study data courtesy of: Rich Maxwell

Today’s Crash Investigator makes use of all possible data sources at their disposal when reconstructing an incident. The more information that can be analyzed by the team, the more confidence they have in their assessment of the situation. Most of this data is collected with mapping tools and photography in short order right at the scene so it can be cleared quickly. However, some data like vehicle crush profile is typically not due to the time and personnel resources it requires. This specific data set is essential for determining the maximum engagement between two vehicles, which contributes to finding the principal direction of force. It is also very useful for putting vehicles together in scaled diagrams and showing the sequence of the crash.More...

The Role of Traffic Safety in Safer Communities Webinar

by MDalton 1. July 2020 09:11
 

On Tuesday June 23rd, Laser Tech and Retired Sheriff Whetsel hosted a webinar on the role of traffic safety in safer communities. LTI’s Traffic Safety Product Manager, Vinny Alvino joined Sheriff Whetsel on the conversation of traffic safety.

Safety on the roads is incredibly important. Over 100 people die every day in traffic crashes due to speeding, distracted driving and driving while under the influence. Not only do you put yourself at risk, but you also put everyone else on the roads at risk. More...

An Unlikely COVID-19 Outcome: Speeding

by MDalton 28. April 2020 08:15

Across the world, stay-in-place orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have mandated people to stay at home. More people at home means fewer people on the road, and in theory creates safer roads. Unfortunately, with significantly fewer cars on the road, police officials have observed an increase in speeding and reckless driving. Without the usual traffic constraints, drivers are taking advantage and pushing their speeds to the limits across the United States and Europe.More...

Everything You Need To Know About IACP 2019

by admin 23. December 2019 12:54

Discovering the latest equipment, tech, and software solutions for the traffic and public safety markets is what makes the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference so memorable. This previous October, even with the frigid Chicago temperatures, was no exception.

Throughout the show, IACP exhibitors had one central focus: Solutions.

As budgets continuously tighten within the public safety markets, departments are having to do more with less, driving manufacturers to provide affordable data-driven solutions for community policing. More...

The Dos and Don’ts of Mapping: Time and Life Saving Tips

by TNyland 19. April 2019 06:57

Investigating a fatal accident means there is little to no room for mistakes. Even the most experienced investigator can make a novice move, and it comes down to always being equipped for the worst. Arriving on scene only to discover your equipment is outdated, has low battery life, or has been left behind, requires the roadway to be shut down even longer for scene preservation.

Investigators are already under enough pressure to collect and document evidence as quickly as possible, having to stay on scene even longer due to lack of preparation not only increases the chance of secondary crashes, but can also wound your reputation on scene. More...

Evolving Tech Has Shifted How Investigators Reconstruct a Crash Scene

by TNyland 22. March 2019 10:12

The constant change in our human infrastructure in developing a modernized autonomous society is affecting the frequency and types of traffic crashes investigators will come to see. To stay relevant, we must change with the world: altering procedures, replacing outdated equipment, and furthering our education and/or trainings. Investigators have been transferring from the old school method of documenting a scene with a tape measure and wheel, into the digital age of lasers, scanners, drones, and mapping software.

Clearing and documenting a crash scene are both equally important procedures that need to happen after a traffic crash. Officers and investigators are under a lot of pressure to document a scene as quickly, accurately, and effectively as possible, as no one incident is the end as the risk of secondary crashes are a dominant threat. More...

Thirteenth Ken Jordan Award for Excellence in DUI Enforcement

by TNyland 28. February 2019 14:55

Ken Jordan was a DUI Colorado Springs Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty on December 4, 2006. Jordan responded to help two other officers with a traffic stop. As he approached the stopped car to evaluate the suspect of driving under the influence, the driver pulled out a handgun and opened fire.

To honor Officer Jordan's life and work, the Ken Jordan Award for Excellence in DUI Enforcement was created by the Pikes Peak Region DUI Task Force. This award honors a law enforcement officer that has been recognized by their peers as an individual who regularly goes the extra mile in DUI enforcement. More...

You Bought A Drone, Now What?

by TNyland 28. February 2019 13:54

The following information is compiled, and simplified information taken from the FAA website on how to register your drone.

Drones are becoming the latest craze for all types of industries, hobbyists, and educators. Whatever your drone will be used for, there are rules and regulations one must follow before you can officially prepare your drone for takeoff.

The first step is to register your drone. All drones must be registered unless your drone weighs under 0.55 pounds. If you are caught with an unregistered drone, civil penalties can cost up to $27,500, and criminal penalties can cost up to $250,000 and up to three years in jail. More...

Drone Mapping: Aerial and Ground Measurements

by TNyland 14. February 2019 11:26

The rapid advancement and multiplying options have drastically reduced the cost of drones, shifting business models for a variety of industries. The number of public safety agencies acquiring drones has risen by 82% in the last year alone. Drones and lasers are transforming the way investigators collect their data on scene and are rapidly becoming one of the most invaluable tools for investigators who are tasked with accurate crash, crime, and fire analysis.

Drones provide many benefits to crash, crime, and fire investigators, and while there is a cool and fun element to flying a drone there are extensive rules, regulations, and certifications that need to be completed before one is able to fly their drone high in the sky and take their investigative skills to the next level. More...

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