Gwinnett cops can't use radar, laser guns to bust speeders

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  1. seereus

    seereus Active Member

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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."

    http://www.ajc.com/news/gwinnett/gwinne ... =ynews_rss
     
  2. spector

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     

  3. bdee

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  4. SongDogSniper

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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)
     
  5. atlsrt44

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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
     
  6. spector

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    http://www.trapster.com/

    :righton:

    Free for anyone with a smartphone (or tom-tom/garmin GPS)
     
  7. Dawg

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

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    I just wonder if the LEOs have been informed that they can no longer issue tickets by utilizing radar/laser.
     
  9. spector

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    ftfy
     
  10. atlsrt44

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    lets work on 285 first lol
     
  11. AV8R

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    Perhaps they can now spend more time patrolling neighborhoods and business districts?
     
  12. Campeck1911

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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...
     
  13. atlsrt44

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    and start enforcing impeding the flow of traffic
     
  14. Hock25

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    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.
     
  15. SheriffOconee

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    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
     
  16. bdee

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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.
     
  17. Campeck1911

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    The grandma in question should be ticketed...that is if she was even able to drive under the improved licensing system.
     
  18. seereus

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    What kind of process is involved to have a speedometer certified?
     
  19. Suprman

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    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
     
  20. Suprman

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