The End of Speeding Ticket Tyranny–GPS beats Radar Gun

Finally, the citizenry will be able to rebut formerly unilateral evidence of speeding violations with evidence of their own. Long overdue.
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Tantalizing excerpt:

A Savvy GPS Device Faces Off Against Police Radar
Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) July 17, 2008 — Eighteen-year-old Shaun Malone has a few people to thank for being able to plead “Not Guilty” to a speeding offence – his parents, who installed a GPS device in his car, and Rocky Mountain Tracking, the service provider of that device.
“Because of our GPS tracking data, Malone and his parents can protest the imposition of an unfair speeding ticket,” says Brad Borst, Founder and President of Rocky Mountain Tracking, and who is also a former Police Officer.
Police radar found Malone driving at 62 mph in a 45-mph zone. However, Malone’s parents, who installed the Rocky Mountain Tracking GPS device in his car to monitor his driving, found the device tracked him driving at, and not above, the speed limit.

2 responses to “The End of Speeding Ticket Tyranny–GPS beats Radar Gun

  1. Radar has several human error factors:

    The 1st human error factor is that more than one vehicle near the same location will trigger several different speeds. The radar will bounce between multiple vehicles and it’s up to the officer’s discretion to determine which one is going faster.

    The 2nd human error factor is the method of running radar. There are two options: stationary and mobile. Stationary radar is much more accurate because the radar does not have to calculate the police vehicle speed. However, even with stationary radar there can be improper readings. I have personally seen radar jump up to over 100 MPH for a second or two when I knew there was only one vehicle in sight that was going less than half that speed.

    The 3rd human error factor is proper identification of the vehicle. This can be especially difficult when an officer is running stationary radar. Pulling out into traffic without causing an accident and then accelerating fast enough to catch the vehicle can be challenge. The officer is then responsible for identifying the vehicle that was believed to be speeding before a traffic stop is conducted.

    There are also other things that can interfere with the accuracy of radar, such as, hills and turns in the roads; the police cars fan for the heater / AC; and if the radars calibration is current.

    There is almost no room for error with regard to gps trackingdevices.

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