Drone brings latest technology to traffic investigations
UAV allows officers to measure and examine tire marks, distances and lines of sight
Police are turning to sky-high technology to improve their investigations of traffic collisions.
They’re now using an unmanned aerial vehicle to gather evidence at accident scenes.
The UAV will allow investigators to better measure and examine tire marks, distances and lines of sight, he said.
Police began to consider drones in January 2014 and received permission from Transport Canada six months later.
The drone can remain in the air for about 12 minutes and has a range of nearly 700 metres.
It is equipped with a flight data recorder, search light, thermal imaging, and a remote-controlled digital camera.