29 Sep

Recently a number of publications have reported a laser radar (lidar) measuring a vehicle speed at a range of 9,204 feet (1.7 miles). An operator would have difficulty seeing a vehicle at that range.

For a police lidar to measure …

22 Sep

In the Hyde area of Manchester England a motorist was caught by a Speed Camera (Photo Radar) system, but not just for speeding. The motorist realized a radar system got him when the camera flash alerted him to the yellow …

17 Sep

Montreal (Canada) police are investigating a sergeant’s (an 11 year veteran) role in a company that helps drivers contest speeding citations resulting from radar. Some question whether it is a conflict of interest for any police officer to have anything …

11 Sep

Several cities in Oregon (including Portland) and Colorado state police have been reported to use laser radar to catch tailgaters (and speeders). Laser radars can display target speed and range from radar. The police aim the laser radar first at …

01 Sep

Across the United States a number of police departments have purchased Daimler-Chrysler Dodge Chargers equipped with microwave radar (a popular option). The corporation is actively pursuing the police car market estimated at about 70,000 vehicles. The Chargers are in direct …