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What does a mobile police speed camera actually photograph?

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What does a mobile police speed camera actually photograph?

A handheld device is much the same as a GATSO.

It is laser beam operated.

They use a narrow beam of light which bounces from the target vehicle and provides a reading.

the basic premise is that radio waves target the vehicle and they are reflected back at the radar which allows it to work out the speed a vehicle is travelling at.

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They don't photograph number plates twice like GATSOs but they do take a shot of the number plate so that a S172 form can be sent out with a NIP.

They are thought broadly as reliable as GATSOs if they are used in the manner recommended by ACPO.