VASCAR

VASCAR

This is the VASCAR system which is used for speed enforcement. It allows a police officer to pace a driver that is far away or even driving in the opposite direction.
This is the VASCAR system which is used for speed enforcement. It allows a police officer to pace a driver that is far away or even driving in the opposite direction.

VASCAR, is an electronic stop watch system attached to the speedometer that assists in pacing. VASCAR reads the speedometer of the cruiser and uses stop watch data provided by the officer to calculate the distance between the target vehicle and the moving (or stationary) police cruiser at two points along the road. By verifying the distance of a target vehicle at two different points the officer can pace at greater distances and can even pace traffic going in the opposite direction. To be used in a trial, the VASCAR system and the speedometer must have been calibrated within the last 6 months and the VASCAR system must be physically attached to the cruiser’s speedometer cable.

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This graphic explains how police can develop a more accurate pace by use of stop watch. VASCAR is essentially a stop watch that is connected to a officer’s speedometer and can perform time-distance calculations. This form of pacing is the essence of VASCAR systems.

 

 

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