February 27: We were amused recently to see advice from a company hawking a monitor that supposedly tracks your speed and, according to the company, can be used to fight speeding citations in court. Not really. Police deployed speed cameras, such as those manufactured by Optotraffic, have their calibration verified independently by the police. A self-installed monitor does not meet that standard of calibration and is inadmissible in court. Of course, the same company has advertised sprays that they claim obscure license plates from cameras, but fail to mention that such sprays don’t work and are illegal in most states.
February 20: NLETS is the premiere justice and public safety network for the exchange of law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety related information. Optotraffic is now a Strategic Partner with this international organization. NLETS, which is owned by the States, is a nonprofit organization that was created over 40 years ago by the principal law enforcement agencies of the States. Membership is composed of all of the United States and territories, all federal agencies with a justice component, selected international agencies, and a variety of strategic partners that serve the law enforcement community—all cooperatively exchanging data. We are very happy to join our colleagues in public safety.