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If I am stopped by a police officer with a radar gun. Can I ask him to show me the speed I was going on the radar? What are my options?

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4084 Rider Driver
 Posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Not Really


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    177 Driver
     2 years ago

    I believe even when get you with a speed gun, they would check the box that says ,"Estimated."  At least that's how they've written me up in the past. I actually wonder if this is always checked when measured by a human officer. (instead of those automated cameras)

    At the end of the day, it doesn't matter to the police or judge. It's your word against his/hers.  (The policeman's word holds a certain level of credibility.)

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    174 Rider
     2 years ago

    Dont admit to speeding even a little! Hold to the fact that you were going the speed limit.

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    57 Driver
     2 years ago

    I've too wondered how they consider for the angle that they beam you at.  That angle that the radar hits your vehicle must affect the speed.  True speed can only be calculated if they gun you straight on.

    Then on second thought, if they get you in an angle, they would see you as going slower than you were actually going.  Think the extreme case where you are passing the cop on the side of the road, so he gets you at 90 degrees. (directly at the side of your car)  They'd theoretically see you going as 0 mph.

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      2 Rider
       2 years ago

      That is correct. Police who shoot you across five six lanes of traffic have only a 20 degree aperture  and yes that would make the radar say you were going slower. So if the officer tells you he clocked you at X speed, he is lying. 

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         2 years ago

        These guns should have Pythagorean Theorem built in so it can calculate it better.

        ...or do they?