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"As of Jan. 1, the Gwinnett County Police Department and a majority of the other municipal police agencies in the county are no longer allowed to operate radar and laser speed detection devices. Last year, the Gwinnett County Police Department alone issued 29,000 citations for speeding, although not all of them were based on laser or radar speed detection, said department spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter."

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seereus said:
"As of Jan. 1, the Gwinnett County Police Department and a majority of the other municipal police agencies in the county are no longer allowed to operate radar and laser speed detection devices. Last year, the Gwinnett County Police Department alone issued 29,000 citations for speeding, although not all of them were based on laser or radar speed detection, said department spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter."

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RADAR and LASER are powerful traffic enforcement tools, but they are by no means the only ones. I would expect to see extensive Gwinnett LE use of other legal means to determine vehicle speed, such as:
- pacing using certified speedometers, especially by unmarked (or barely marked) "slick top" vehicles
- VASCAR (distance/time), both from stationary and moving patrol vehicles
- Aerial observation from aircraft (although this can be VERY expensive)
 

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when I lived in Pa only state police could use radar/laser. That didnt stop the city cops from writing tickets. They just painted lines on the road and used stop watches
 

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Now we just need to convince them to increase the speed from 55 to the realistic 65 on HWY 316!
 

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Now we just need to convince them to increase the speed from 55 to the realistic 65 on HWY 316!
lets work on 285 first lol
 

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How about getting rid of speed limits all together outside of residential and city limits and arrest for driving beyond the means of you or your vehicle and not following strict guidelines like passing only on the left. This would also require an overhaul of the licensing system...
 

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Perhaps they can now spend more time patrolling neighborhoods and business districts?
and start enforcing impeding the flow of traffic
 

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How about getting rid of speed limits all together outside of residential and city limits and arrest for driving beyond the means of you or your vehicle and not following strict guidelines like passing only on the left. This would also require an overhaul of the licensing system...
Ummm. If you're driving like a grandma in the left lane, where you should not be to begin with, you're gonna get passed on the right. There is nothing wrong there, but driving in the left lane like a passive-agressive douchebag is plenty wrong.
 

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SongDogSniper said:
RADAR and LASER are powerful traffic enforcement tools, but they are by no means the only ones. I would expect to see extensive Gwinnett LE use of other legal means to determine vehicle speed, such as:
- pacing using certified speedometers, especially by unmarked (or barely marked) "slick top" vehicles
- VASCAR (distance/time), both from stationary and moving patrol vehicles
- Aerial observation from aircraft (although this can be VERY expensive)
I hope their "certified" speedometers are "certified", if that is the course of action they decide to take.....

These people have known for 12 years they need a service delivery agreement. Everyone else in the State did it years and years ago...there isn't much excuse for this
 

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29,000 tickets last year, 3/4 used radar devices.

That's a lot of lost revenue.

They are going to have to seize quite a few people's assets to make up for it.
 

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Hock25 said:
Campeck1911 said:
How about getting rid of speed limits all together outside of residential and city limits and arrest for driving beyond the means of you or your vehicle and not following strict guidelines like passing only on the left. This would also require an overhaul of the licensing system...
Ummm. If you're driving like a grandma in the left lane, where you should not be to begin with, you're gonna get passed on the right. There is nothing wrong there, but driving in the left lane like a passive-agressive douchebag is plenty wrong.
The grandma in question should be ticketed...that is if she was even able to drive under the improved licensing system.
 

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SheriffOconee said:
SongDogSniper said:
RADAR and LASER are powerful traffic enforcement tools, but they are by no means the only ones. I would expect to see extensive Gwinnett LE use of other legal means to determine vehicle speed, such as:
- pacing using certified speedometers, especially by unmarked (or barely marked) "slick top" vehicles
- VASCAR (distance/time), both from stationary and moving patrol vehicles
- Aerial observation from aircraft (although this can be VERY expensive)
I hope their "certified" speedometers are "certified", if that is the course of action they decide to take.....

These people have known for 12 years they need a service delivery agreement. Everyone else in the State did it years and years ago...there isn't much excuse for this
What kind of process is involved to have a speedometer certified?
 

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I hope their "certified" speedometers are "certified"
They are not, won in court against a speedometer based speeding ticket because the speedometer was not certified and no proof of anything stating otherwise.

EDIT: this was in 07-08 and it was Gwinnett County Police
 

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also, this article proves that speeding tickets are not about safety, but about money making. just sayin.....
 
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