Recently completed a LIDAR speed measurement instructor training course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.
Speed consistently ranks as one of the top five contributing factors resulting in serious injury and fatality incidents, said a GPSTC spokesman.
In 2012, 34 percent of all motorcyclists involved in fatal cashes were speeding compared with 22 percent for drivers of passenger cars, 18 percent for light truck drivers and 8 percent for large truck drivers, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
The course provides officers the necessary training to become instructors on the proper use of LIDAR speed detection devices in compliance with NHTSA standards.
Students are also given instruction for training new operators on procedure for setting up the LIDAR and conducting a check for accuracy, in accordance to manufacturer’s recommendation, Georgia law and NHTSA standards.
Training and proactive enforcement will enable law enforcement to have an impact on reducing these speed related incidents and ultimate saving lives, said a GPSTC spokesman.