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Police to Crack Down on Tailgating Drivers

Coming soon to the Manhattan area: new laser cameras to make sure that traffic tailgaters get what's coming to them. Riley County Police are rolling out the new devices to prevent drivers from following other vehicles too closely. Officials say that was the number-one cause for the 192 crashes on K-18 between Manhattan and Ogden in the past three years. The device, called a "TruCam," will allow police to measure the distance between two vehicles in both feet and seconds. It will also take still photos and video of the violation.

That's Captain Tim Hegerty with the Riley County Police Department. The Tru-Cam will soon be deployed in locations around Manhattan as well as on K-18. Riley County police are also reminding motorists that the fine for tailgating could run up to $139 in the city, and $158 in Riley County.

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