Alabama State Troopers will get new radar equipment to detect speeding drivers

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) – On Tuesday, Governor Robert Bentley announced a $71,862 grant to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to buy new radar equipment.

A news release states the agency will purchase multi-directional radar units, giving troopers the ability to detect speeding drivers from both the front and rear of vehicles.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from the State Traffic Safety Trust Fund, an account that receives fines paid by individuals found guilty of driving without a license or with a suspended or revoked license. The fund is used for traffic safety purposes.