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Old 06-02-2010, 10:48 PM   #1
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Re: Officer estimates enough for speeding convictions

That's tough to believe, especially with a 5-1 decision.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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Re: Officer estimates enough for speeding convictions

Let them keep it up. At this rate, they will have zero public support from the public. When I was younger, I wanted to go into LE. The more I was around them, the less I liked that idea. My dealings with LE over the years has caused me to lose respect for most cops. There are some good ones, but less and less all the time. It kills me to have to deal with someone that could give a rat's ass about your problem unless that problem is that you are getting a ticket. I don't want to turn this into a cop bashing thread.
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:57 AM   #3
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Re: Officer estimates enough for speeding convictions

It has always been this way. An officer's trained estimate is required to back up radar readings, and not the other way around. When the radar indicates a car somewhere in its view is going 76 in a 65, the 'trained estimator' needs to be able to judge which vehicle's speed is being displayed. That's also why a lot of tickets give a 5 mph range, such as writing up 70 to 75 if the radar says 76.

Human judgment isn't always perfect. Ask any baseball fan about blown calls. Especially Detroit fans this morning.

Only observation with time/distance calculation methods, and laser with a spotting scope give a precise single-vehicle speed.
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Re: Officer estimates enough for speeding convictions

probably more to the circumstances that they are not telling you.
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I would purposely omit stating I had video recorded my speed in order to show the court their system is a scam.....and one which sole purpose is simply for the sake of generating revenue for the State.

Like they'd care

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