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I hate to admit it, but this might catch me on occasion, as I often hit the brakes when I see a police officer. If they can see multiple speeds instead of just the one, they’d see my higher speed and THEN my lower speed and know I became aware of them.
It’s good to see Minnesota is outfitting their police officers with the latest in crime fighting radar guns!
Looking back 14 years ago at perhaps one of the best pitching performances by a rookie I had ever seen on cable television was recently retired Cubs pitcher Kerry Woods. It was May 6th, 1998 when the rookie took the mound for his 5th start in a row. He was on a hot streak and the coaches wanted to see if he had more in him. But what they were about to see was something they would not soon forget. K-k-k-k-k Kerry’s 20 strikeouts was quite eye-opener for many major league teams because not only did it show great potential, it represented a backbone to the Chicago Cubs.
The point to this story is that for athletes, especially pitchers, their performance needs to be at their peak almost all of the time; otherwise coaches will just look for the next big athlete to replace them. Luckily, for many pitchers, radar guns greatly assist in maintaining the highest standard of performance. Capturing pitch speeds ranging from a slower 70 MPH to a remarkable 115 MPH set by pitchers in the MLB, radar guns help record and evaluate whether any individual is doing the right thing when it comes to training, conditioning and consistency.
I`ve come to the conclusion that technology helps push athletes to new heights and develop more skill.
How? Well, I just read an article about Lucas Giolito, a young baseball superstar who hit 100 mph on a radar gun in one of his games! 100 mph! Amazing!
No doubt he was chasing that number on the radar gun, and for a kid that young to hit triple digits he must have worked really hard. That probably wouldn’t have happened if not for radar guns tracking his progress.
In this way, radar guns are really useful to measure your skills.
Maybe you also have some outstanding skills and you definitely need a radar gun to measure it. We highly recommend the Bushnell Speedster III for your everyday radar needs and testing yourself day in and day out!
I`ve just read a cool article about mobile phone service called Trapster. This service was designed to warn drivers about radar traps and red-light cameras.
Trapster uses wireless Internet or a phone`s GPS capabilities to determine location, and gives users an alert if they are approaching radar traps or cameras. The service`s database is improved by users, who can send markers for trouble spots with a few keystrokes. This isn’t exactly a brand new technology, but these types of services are becoming more widespread daily.
And do you think that police officers are concerned about it? Nope! They hope that Trapster and services like it will encourage drivers to slow down. I’m not so sure they’re right but I hope it helps some drivers operate their vehicle more safely.
So forget about speeding tickets from radar guns and traffic cameras. Trapster and other similar programs are here to stay!
My jaw dropped as soon as I heard about how much money Virginia Law Enforcement collected from paid revenue by speeders in 2010 after finally being released a couple of days ago. They claimed a whopping $101 million across 75,000 miles of roadway by 279 different police agencies! But that’s not all, after every police agency reported their income; Virginia raked in about $238 million in traffic fines! That’s a lot of dough I’d like to have in my pocket!
Another surprising fact about catching all of the speeders is that none of them were caught from traffic cameras. Instead, every single speeder was issued a ticket by officers using radar guns. Radar guns have always been a very reliable utensil for officers when used to catch even the fastest of drivers because of their reliability and accurateness during action. The weather-proof guns allowed officers to stay out on the job no matter how poor the weather conditions might have been. With a maximum range of about 6000 ft, no speeder could ever escape the wrath of an armed officer!
I just read over this article that showed a couple of unique cars that could definitely pack a punch in any race. The Geneva Motor Show is home to some of the fastest, coolest and most importantly, street-legal automobiles on the market for a remarkable 82 years running!
One fast and exotic car that caught my attention was the “Ferrari F12berlinetta” because it accelerates from 0-100 km/hour in just 3.1 seconds!!! That’s incredible! Also, the Ferrari Motor Co. created the “Ferrari California” (which was also in the show) and it accelerates from 0-97 km/hour in just 3.8 seconds!! Those are some fast cars!! Their speeds are read by radar guns similar to the Bushnell Speedster III Radar Gun and then recorded straight into an information book.
Some speed tests are conducted with the help of the Bushnell Speedster because of its remarkable accurateness and ability to read up to 200 mph at a distance of up to 1500 ft! The Bushnell Speedster features RF technology (radio frequency technology) which in turn allows the radar gun to support a separate radar speed display wirelessly; resulting in quicker mobility and more precision with each reading.
Just something extra I found that was actually very cool! A test driver operated a “2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8″ at very high speeds and drifted with such extraordinary talent… some might call him James Bond. Check it out!