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VIDEO: Police to racing on Duinkerkseweg? No, speeds to calibrate
Ostend It seemed this morning that the police of Ostend to racing was on the Duinkerkseweg along the Ostend airport. The street was also the whole morning is closed for traffic. Of racing, however, was not the case. “We were the speedometers of our new service vehicles to the calibration process,” says spokesman Carlo Smits.

The police of Ostend has a dozen new vehicles added to the fleet. The three semi-anonymous copies of the Skoda Octavia RS, two anonymous Opel Zafira's and five combi's of the type Volkswagen Transporter with the well-known striping and orange bumper. “If the police vehicle is chasing or narijdt, we have the parquet, the exact speed of that vehicle can be determined. Details are of great importance in a research,” explains Smits. The actual speed relative to the speed measured in the patrol cars can differ per police vehicle. “Therefore, each police vehicle separately calibrated on the basis of a speedometer along the side of the road. So is the difference between the measured and actual speed clear”, says Smits. At noon it was the Duinkerkseweg available again for traffic.

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