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Video: New radar detects drivers who follow too closely

State law requires drivers traveling 35 miles per hour or faster to have at least two seconds of following distance


By Andrew Adams
KSL.com

LOGAN, Utah — Police are using a new technology to gain the upper hand on a widespread problem in their city: Drivers who follow too closely and cause crashes.

The city has acquired two “TruCams,” which are radar guns that use a laser to gauge following distance in reference to time, and then videotape violators.

“It was hard to say a violation had occurred until there was a collision, and now we can actually measure that following distance and enforce that state statute that’s already on the books,” officer Shand Nazer said Monday.

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