The meter gun is a device that only appears in the episode "Driven to Tears." It is used by the Bikini Bottom Police Department.


It is a tool that measures how fast someone is driving. It is a gun-shaped metal block that has a screen on it that tells how many miles per hour a vehicle is going by using green digital numbers.

Role in episode

SpongeBob tattles on Patrick for going slightly over the speed limit, but since Patrick stops immediately, the police merely warn SpongeBob not to tattle, instead of doing anything to Patrick. The meter gun is a key item in the Bikini Bottom Police Department, and is used to check the speed of boatmobiles.