While driving on highways, motorists tend to exceed the maximum permissible speed limit set by the traffic department. The speed checker implemented here is a low cost solution which will allow the traffic policemen to monitor speeds. The Speed Checker for Highways displays a digital reading corresponding to the vehicle’s speed and also sounds an alarm if the vehicle exceeds the permissible speed for the highway. The speed-sensing is done by the means of two laser transmitter-LDR sensor pairs. These are installed on the highway 100 meters apart, with the transmitter and the LDR sensor of each pair on the opposite sides of the road. The system displays the time taken by the vehicle to cross this 100m distance from one pair to the other with a resolution of 0.01 second. The speed of the vehicle can be calculated from the simple speed-time-distance equation.
Build yourself a cool speed checker for vehicles plying on highways. A simple technique based on the delay time between the transmitted and received light.