NEW: Velolaser

SPANISH police have tested tiny new speed radars that cannot be seen by drivers.

The new devices, which are placed behind metal barriers, have been tested in Badajoz and other areas, including Andalucia, in recent weeks.

Called the Velolaser, it can detect maximum speeds of up to 250 km/hr in both directions.

Once it snaps a speeding driver, it can send an image of the license plate to nearby officers.


Guardia Civil first announced the existence of the new radars on February 22.

Some 60 devices will now be rolled out across the country.