Traffic Management Department of Maldives Police Service (MPS) has begun to use a newer model of the speed gun, replacing the gun that was being used previously to capture and record the velocity of vehicles
Police informed that traffic police will be using this gun in Male', Hulhumale', and the bridge area.
They said that the newer model is built with modern technology and more functions, and that it is a model being used by traffic police in developed countries around the world.
The speed gun can take pictures of speeding vehicles as well as their drivers and immediately video record capturing the vehicle registry number. It can also measure the speed and distance travelled by the vehicle. The gun can record objects moving at speeds up to 320 kilometers per second in mere seconds, and store the records.
Traffic police have been using speed guns to determine drivers that exceed the speed limit for years now, as part of operations conducted to ensure road safety.