[Sca-cooks] [Ocdlapond] Moving Radar in Speeding Stops

Mark Hendershott crimlaw at jeffnet.org
Tue Jan 2 20:37:20 PST 2007

My understanding of the way these things work (subject to being flat 
wrong) is that it determines speed by reference to the ground as well 
as the target vehicle and that any necessary calculations are done 
internally not depending on the officer.

Mark Hendershott

At 11:45 AM 1/2/2007, Kara wrote:
>I feel dumb. Case is a speeding ticket where the officer paced the 
>client and used Radar to determine client's speed. I understand that 
>the officer is supposed to add the radar speed to his speed on his 
>speedometer. (I think)
>So isn't this fraught with problems? What if the officer's 
>speedometer is off? How do we know the officer was maintaining a 
>steady speed? Is there a certain distance that is necessary between 
>the officer's car and the car he's tracking? Does anyone have any 
>experience with this? My experience is only with a stationary cop.

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