New portable speed cameras at hot spots

The new cameras (above) boast better features than older ones and can take sharper images of speeding vehicles even when it is dark.
The new cameras (above) boast better features than older ones and can take sharper images of speeding vehicles even when it is dark.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The Traffic Police are deploying portable speed laser cameras at 44 hot spots for speeding, a move to encourage motorists to slow down at accident- prone areas.

The new cameras boast better features than older ones and can take sharper images of speeding vehicles even when it is dark.

They will replace the old cameras at the speeding hot spots. This comes even as the number of fatal speeding accidents hit 48 last year, up from 43 in 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2016, with the headline 'New portable speed cameras at hot spots'. Print Edition | Subscribe