Czech police cars being outfitted with new system that checks vehicles without need for stopping

Czech police cars are being outfitted with a new online system that will be able to identify whether a targeted vehicle has a valid technical inspection pass as well as whether it is on its search list, Pavel Doležal from the Police Presidium told the Czech News Agency on Thursday.

He said that policemen have been testing the system since the autumn of last year and that no fewer than 600 police vehicles will be outfitted with the new gadget by the end of next month. The system enables police cars to identify the registration numbers on vehicles driving in front and behind them across a width of three lanes. It then checks the registration number with its online database of both legally owned and stolen cars.

The new technology will make it possible for policemen to check other vehicles on the road without having to conduct checks on random vehicles.