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Cannon-Fired GPS Units May End Dangerous Police Pursuits
2013-10-30 11:43:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Police departments in Florida and Iowa are testing a new way of eliminating high speed chases that involves firing a GPS unit from an air cannon towards an escaping vehicle. Much like the tee shirt cannons used at sporting events, the police version of this air-powered unit is installed in the grille of the patrol car. Once powered up, a trained officer can fire a GPS unit with a sticky back towards a speeding car. The hope is that...

2013-07-30 23:01:32

A driver sped past a police checkpoint Thursday, leading police on a high speed chase and crashing. Accident victim attorney Herb Auger says the driver will owe for all damages caused by the chase. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 Highway Patrol was doing license checks Thursday night when one driver decided he didn't want to participate. The driver sped past and led police on a high speed chase, ending with a crashed car and the man's arrest. Car accident lawyer Herb Auger says that the man...

2013-07-15 12:24:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of police pursuits in Pennsylvania increased again last year, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Law enforcement agencies across the state reported involvement in 1,522 vehicle pursuits in 2012, compared to 1,453 pursuits in 2011. Of the 1,522 pursuits, 27.8 percent were discontinued by the police and 29.8 percent ended when the violator stopped voluntarily. "Vehicle pursuits involve a very...

SQUID Technology Makes High-Speed Car Chases Obsolete
2013-03-05 08:45:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, Martin Martinez and the Engineering Science Corporation (ESC) began showing off the first iteration of a product meant to help law enforcement safely and quickly stop a fleeing vehicle, particularly at border crossings. It was called SQUID — Safe, Quick, Undercarriage Immobilization Device — and worked better than the traditional spike strip by stopping the spinning drives of a car, like the axel, rather than...

2012-06-18 06:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania reported involvement in 1,453 vehicle pursuits last year, a slight increase over the 1,413 pursuits reported in 2010, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Thirteen pursuit-related deaths were reported in 2011. Twelve of those killed were fleeing from police; one death involved an uninvolved person. No police officers were killed as the result of pursuits. "Failing to...

2009-07-21 16:20:00

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the FBI, a car is stolen every three seconds - with too many of them ending up in high-speed chases. Car chases are often uncontrollable and put the public, the police and even the thief at risk for injury. Now vehicles equipped with OnStar Ignition Block can be remotely disabled before a chase begins. The new technology connects to the vehicle in between cycles of its ignition and prevents the criminal from being able to start the car. See...

2009-06-20 14:11:32

A trio of jewelry robbers have been sent to prison thanks to a getaway driver who repeatedly slowed down during a high-speed chase, police in Britain say. Police said despite being behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo sports car 34-year-old Neil Murray followed road regulations during a police chase in the county of Surrey, slowing down repeatedly when entering restricted areas, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The police chase occurred after Murray's two accomplices stole $99,000 in...