The Australian state of Victoria will fit police cars with 200 new and upgraded Moving Mode Radar cameras in November, in an effort to crack down on speeding vehicles.

The cameras, called Stalkers, can lock on and detect the speed of vehicles travelling towards and away from the police car from up to 1km.

The new cameras will be used to keep a check on the metropolitan areas in addition to the 150 cameras currently in use on open country roads.

The state reported a record low monthly road toll of 13 deaths in September, for which the police give credit to the radar cameras.

Over 350 vehicles are expected to be fitted with the system in the state by 2010.