Laboratory inundated with interest
about digital speedometer
calibration service

20.08.2020

Enquiries about Road Safety Support (RSS)’s digital speedometer calibration service have been flooding in from across the world in recent weeks.

The company’s ISO 17025 International Speed Test Laboratory has received numerous calls and emails from police forces, vehicle companies and enforcement technology manufacturers.

Earlier this year, Road Safety Support, a not-for-profit company, launched the new digital calibration method after an increase in the number of new vehicles fitted with electronic speedometers.

This posed a great problem for police forces that no longer had a reliable way of having their speedometers calibrated. 

The RSS laboratory is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world to carry out electronic speedometer calibration in this way. 

Traditionally, an analogue speedometer was removed from a police vehicle and adjusted to read an accurate or close to true speed, as part of the calibration process. 

But many modern vehicles now have digital speedometers that cannot be adjusted without compromising the vehicle.

Calibrated speedometers are essential in police cars responsible for carrying out follow checks on vehicles thought to be exceeding the speed limit.

RSS has already calibrated electronic speedometers in a number of police vehicles for South Wales, Essex and Northamptonshire forces.

A number of other projects are now also in motion with other police forces and vehicle companies.

For more information about our calibration service please contact us.

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