UK police launch spiked road mats to counter terror attacks

London police today began to deploy steel-spiked road mats at major events to counter a new trend of terrorists driving vehicles at high speed into crowds.     

The Metropolitan Police used the new form of "hostile vehicle mitigation equipment", nicknamed 'Talon', for the first time during the Naval Association Parade on Whitehall in central London.     

The latest equipment takes the form of a road spread net that incorporates tungsten steel spikes. If a vehicle fails to stop and drives over the net, the spikes will puncture the tyres of the vehicle and the net becomes tangled around the front wheels stopping the vehicle.................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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