News Sections
Indiana Uses New Technology To Catch Truckers Violating Weight Restrictions And Other Regulations
Updated June 11, 2016 11:32 PM | Filed under: Crime
 Print    Archive    RSS

(CHESTERTON) - Indiana is the first state in the nation to test new technology to catch truckers who violate weight restrictions and other regulations.

The pilot program is designed and funded by Kapsch TrafficCom of McLean, Virginia. It uses scales embedded in the roadway along with cameras and laser measuring devices to weigh and gather other information about semi-trailer trucks.

The Indiana Department of Transportation and its partners held a demonstration Friday at an Interstate 94 weigh station near Chesterton.

Department Commissioner Brandye Hendrickson said the technology is important because Indiana expects a large increase in truck traffic.

The Munster Times reports that the technology was installed several weeks ago and is collecting data.

The Legislature would need to pass a law before the data could be used to issue citations.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File