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Over here, the custom is if you've seen cops on the road to flash the headlights at oncoming traffic as a warning.
My friend once flashed an unmakes police car. Copper made a U-turn, pulled him over over and wrote him a ticket for seatbelt.
He's one of the unluckiest people I know.
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This is what the Malaysian cops are using now, Phil.
Sounds like "You can run but You can't hide"

http://www.lasertech.com/TruCAM-Laser-Speed-Gun.aspx

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This is what the Malaysian cops are using now, Phil.
Sounds like "You can run but You can't hide"

http://www.lasertech.com/TruCAM-Laser-Speed-Gun.aspx

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Can anyone definitively confirm how a standard radar-gun works on motorcycles.
Common knowledge used to be that the frontal surface area of a motorcycle is too small to aim it precisely and get the measurement.
I'm not sure if they developed better radar guns or have sold us the story that they can do it.
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in many municipalities, flashing your lights to warn of a speed trap or checkpoint is a ticketable offense by itself. Hopefully my gps which has the traffic camera database will help keep me from having a professional conversation with my friends in blue. Our current communist leader in Chicago has just succeeded in expanding traffic camera use.
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Can anyone definitively confirm how a standard radar-gun works on motorcycles.
Common knowledge used to be that the frontal surface area of a motorcycle is too small to aim it precisely and get the measurement.
I'm not sure if they developed better radar guns or have sold us the story that they can do it.
Back at school I asked a friend about that as his father was a highway patrolman. He had an xl-100 and said his father had done tests with him approaching the car and his radar had no problem nailing him....this was a longgggg time ago so I assume the radar has only gotten more refined.

I hope they never put some kind of time distance measuring device on traffic cameras 'cause I see more and more of those.

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Back at school I asked a friend about that as his father was a highway patrolman. He had an xl-100 and said his father had done tests with him approaching the car and his radar had no problem nailing him....this was a longgggg time ago so I assume the radar has only gotten more refined.

I hope they never put some kind of time distance measuring device on traffic cameras 'cause I see more and more of those.
My neighbor's son just got nailed by redlight camera & it had the speed he went thru the light attached. The next thing that will come to us (even though they say otherwise) will be speeding tickets attached to our I-PASS transponder bills.
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The cities of Ventura and Oxnard north of Los Angeles supposedly have some of the highest density red-light cameras anywhere. I too have a Garmin Nuvi GPS with a points-of-interest (POI) file mapping those that I download from POI Factory website. (It's updated weekly.) Supposedly many cars are caught in the rolling right-hand turn on red light. Turning right on a red light is legal here, but you're required to come to a full stop first. The cameras detect that you didn't make the stop, and voila. Many more of those violations than caught running a red. Some intersections are very backed up, so you can also get a ticket for being caught in the intersection when the light turns red, even if you have no where to go...so don't enter the intersection until you are sure you can make it to the other side. Not so bad on a moto, but terrible in a car. More driving joy....

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back in the mid 90's we used cheap radar guns to check speed on model airplanes....kind of an airplane drag race....the guns seemed to pick up the small model just fine so I'm guessing the better equipment LE has should pick up a bike just fine...

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I read an article years ago that related a motorcycle's radar "footprint" to the size of the headlight(s). Honest.
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if they can pick a baseball they should have no trouble picking up my head
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