In Reply to: Radar Detectors posted by BM on November 28, 1999 at 00:36:14:
Radar detectors are great, however, in California a police officer can issue a ticket with out the use of radar. Not all patrol cars have radar. The law clearly believes that the officer is unbiased and is well trained in observation. He can simply measure your speed using a counting method based on the amount of time needed pass between two measured points to arrive at your velocity. Radar detectors often give the driver a false sense of security. The judge will believe him. Their is also a new law saying that if the officer fails to make an appearance as an expert witness when fighting your ticket, he will be docked 1 days pay. Most all officers show up and win now. Just my .02
: I used to use an Escort, but it just annoyed
: the hell out of me with the false alarms and all.
: I should get a Valentine, but I'd just rather not
: mess with a detector at all. It was coming around
: a corner against a solid hill, so a detector might
: not have helped.