BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Most drivers think police officers have to be stopped to use their radar. Think again. Contrary to popular belief, the Brookfield Police Department said that officers have several different tools they can use to catch speeders, including one that works while they are in motion.
The most used tool is radar, Brookfield police said in a Facebook post. The speed measuring radar units are permanently installed in each patrol car. The attached radar antennas can be seen mounted outside the vehicle on the left rear window. These units can capture the speed of vehicles traveling toward and away from the patrol car, in any lane of the roadway. They can also capture driver's speed while in motion.
According to WalletHub, in Connecticut, speeding is automatically considered reckless driving once you are traveling 20 mph over the speed limit.
Speeding offenses also add seven percent to your insurance costs in the state, and a speeding ticket counts 10 percent in points toward a suspension of your license, said WalletHub.