ISP Increasing Aircraft Speed Limit Patrols In 2018
By Travis Thayer
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Drivers will want to obey the speed limit when driving on Hoosier roads because Indiana State Police might have eyes in the sky.
For the fifth time in recent weeks, Indiana State Police Troopers from the Putnamville Post have utilized aircraft for their speed enforcement efforts.
The aircraft is capable of detecting speeding vehicles below by using Visual Average Speed Computer and Recorder (VASCAR) and a set of pre-determined painted lines on the roadways edge. The pilot then uses radio to alert units below, and guide them to the target vehicle.
During a three-hour period on Tuesday, troopers issued 19 traffic citations and 29 warnings. The highest speed of the day was 85 mph in a 60 mph zone.
Drivers are highly encouraged to obey the posted speed limits as ISP will be increasing aircraft patrols throughout 2018.