1) does radar unit have ability to clock when something isn't clear line of sight? ( i had someone stand where he was & measured distance. Could not see each other). If not considered line of sight how can i submit in form that would be acceptable to court?
2) how much leeway is given to officer's narrative (i.e. he noted "approx" 200m. What if clear line of sight only happens at 125-150m?).
Thanks in advance for any responses.
It wont matter. That's a separate issue between the officer and he property owner.innocent1 wrote:Also he was on private property which oddly enough I've noticed the home owner has put up a sign (but need to confirm if sign was put up then or sometime thereafter). Anyone of note on this issues as well?
If anyone has anymore thoughts it would be appreciated.
But 150 meters or 100 meters, that is way off.
Having said that, the distance at which he clocked you is irrelevant, the question is if he had a clear line of sight, becaue:
A. If he did not have a clear line of sight, he could not even see, much less clock you
B. Radars measure on a straight line (again line of sight) so if you are not visible to the office, you are not visible to the radar.
Going back to the fact that his approximation of your distance is way off, it is possible that the officer is new to the force, if that is the case you might have a chance of getting him to say something on the stand that could work to your benefit.
If you allow yourself to get hung up on this one discrepancy, you're going down the rabbit hole. If he had you in line of sight, he had you in line of sight, the actually distance doesn't really matter.
You can contact the manufacturer but they won't help.
I've had several people try try this tactic unsuccessfully.