The Victorian Police force is unleashing their special weapon this summer in the form of an advanced futuristic police vehicle, the new model Blue Net prototype.
Anyone suspected of speeding or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be caught by highway patrol officers, who will be out in full force this Christmas season.
The new Blue Net vehicles are equipped with the latest technology. They have mounted cameras on the outside and can scan number plates while the car is in motion, it can also detect if a car is unregistered or if the driver has a suspended licence.
The special vehicle has proven to be a success for the Highway Patrol division of Prahan, which has received $2.9 million in revenue from unpaid fines.
National Secretary Keith Littler from the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party told The Newsroom, “If these vehicles are catching people who are acting illegal or irresponsible on the roads we support it, it’s all about safety.” – Daniel Doody
Top photo from Highway Patrol Images’ Flickr photostream.