OPP tech helping nab suspended drivers
Automated License Plate Readers allow officers to be on routine patrol and catch suspended drivers. (OPP Twitter photo)
Technology is helping the OPP catch disqualified vehicles and drivers.
The latest cruisers have an Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) system.
This past week one of the police cars from West Parry Sound OPP with the ALPR technology was on patrol and captured a plate on a passing vehicle that came back with a suspended driver attached to it.
Upon pulling the vehicle over a 25-year-old man from Newfoundland was charged with operating a vehicle while prohibited.
A camera automatically captures a plate, the tag is checked against a database and the officer receives the information seconds later.
It allows the OPP to check hundreds of cars an hour while on routine patrol, without distracting the officer.
The ability to do this is a result of a partnership between the OPP and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.