[quote]Tex Ag wrote:
Why? This is how police did it for years before radar guns were readily available. They are trained to do it. I see very few speeders being pulled over in recent times anyway.[/quote]
I think the radar gun started to be used to give more legitimacy to the speeding ticket.
I am interested if the cops get to put what speed you are going, since most of the tickets I have seen/heard about lately saying something to the effect of “85 in a 65”. Will they now just read, “faster than they should have been.”[/quote]
No, there will probably be an estimated speed limit. The police are trained to estimate how fast a car is going based on how fast it takes it to pass certain stationary objects. Think about it, it’s really no different than getting a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt.
Is there any technology that tells police you’re not wearing a seatbelt? It’s based on their observation so we just have to put our faith in the police that they aren’t just handing out tickets at random.