WATERLOO— There was a time when unmanned aerial robots were the stuff of science fiction, or at least of James Bond and Robert Ludlum. Now, the police is using them to photograph accident scenes. The Ontario Provincial Police’s Highway Safety…
The beauty of the Scouts, he says, is that they allow collision reconstruction officers to take measurements at the scene of a complex accident much more quickly. When officers investigated a fatal three-vehicle collision on Highway 6 in Flamborough last May, they were able to capture the scene in high-resolution photos in less than 15 minutes.
That compares to taking 75-90 minutes with more conventional measuring techniques.
The time savings mean the police can reopen the highway much more quickly, reducing traffic tie-ups.
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