BANGI: A new speed radar gun will be introduced for Ops Sikap XXI for Chinese New Year from Feb 7 to 21.
The new gun, the LTI20-20 TruCAM, is the most sophisticated speed-enforcement tool of its kind. Police have five of the TruCAM for now.
Federal traffic police chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Datuk Abdul Aziz Yusof, who officially launched Ops Sikap near here yesterday, said the TruCAM was a major improvement to the old DigiCAM used by traffic police since 1995.
“It weighs only 1.5kg compared to the 40kg DigiCAM, so it is much easier to handle.
“That makes it mobile so my men can use it while in a moving vehicle instead of a static speed trap,” he said.
He added that the camera also simultaneously records video from over a kilometre away, which could be used as evidence.
He said speeding was one the main causes of accidents and he hoped that the TruCAM would help reduce the number of road accidents.
SAC Abdul Aziz said about 5,000 traffic police personnel would be deployed during Ops Sikap XXI to patrol all major accident-prone areas.
“We have also set up 36 police monitoring tents along the North-South Expressway to monitor drivers,” he said.
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