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by tdrive2
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Cop suspended with Pay, HTA 172
replies: 67
views: 6851

Are any tests done for lidar?

Do you guys test on a regular basis?

Like have 2-3 officers drive by in marked cars and test various devices to see if they all get same speed and if that matches the car?

But then what ensures the speed in the police interceptor is also accurate?
by tdrive2
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Exceeding the speed limit by 16 to 29 km/h
Topic: Speeding 85km/h in 50 reduced to 64km
replies: 2
views: 1238

Only 14 over though no demerit points.

Quite right nice officer indeed.

Although for insurance purposes all moving infractions do add up.

I would say its your choice to take it to court and depends on how your insurer will treat it.
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Improper passing
Topic: Passing Off Roadway
replies: 9
views: 2931

Wow 8-10 minutes. What do you do if your following the guys exit comes up? Would you get off and follow him to his house if it was close? Wondering cause usually OPP HSD does 400 series highways so if you follow for a few mins calling the plates in, etc. Then what do you do if the person gets off? F...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: HOV Lanes
replies: 13
views: 1558

Just another thing i noticed today or another reason to hate on these lanes. people sit in them and then realize the line is solid so they are not allowed to get over for their exit. So the result if they often cut over going slower then the passing lane with a solid line to get off at their exit. T...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Police Clothing and Equipment
Topic: Radar / Lidar Units types
replies: 17
views: 3199

Wow 12 hour shifts! Patience must be thin. Let's say on a night shift would you actually be on the road the whole time since no court or nothing else to do? I think R.I will make his next trip in that way around a Tuesday around 9-5 possibly :roll: Very interesting but i wasnt sure if it was just me...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: HOV Lanes
replies: 13
views: 1558

Wow Squishy thats almost 175 km/hr. I have seen fast flows of traffic in Ontario but never anything like that, although i have heard stories of that happening in a few places like the QEW near the skyway, and the 401 out around Belleville, Kingston area, i am sure it happens on the 400 a bit to. Spe...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: HOV Lanes
replies: 13
views: 1558

Yep squishy new york state is funny. When you drive there you look around and wonder why they all drive the speed limit, then youll go in the left lane to pass them, look behind some guy flashing their lights and guess what!!! They're from Ontario to. But some southern states are very aggressive dri...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: HOV Lanes
replies: 13
views: 1558

Agree with you on that squishy. This happens alot. You get all the trucks in the right lane stuck at 100, or those who drive really slow. So then the capped trucks go into the middle lane trying to pass at like 3 km/hr faster. Or all the people who hate having to deal with all the people merging int...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Failing to obey signs
Topic: HTA 154 (1) a
replies: 8
views: 5062

Sorry just looked at intersection on google unlikely,

Were you entering the highway when this happened and got into the right lane to early while it was still solid?
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Failing to obey signs
Topic: HTA 154 (1) a
replies: 8
views: 5062

From the way I interpret it, she drove onto the paved shoulder before the start of the off-ramp, entered the off-ramp, noticed the officer, and merged back onto the highway for the "move over" law (which, by the way, does not apply unless emergency lights are flashing) - and then the officer waved ...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Police Clothing and Equipment
Topic: Radar / Lidar Units types
replies: 17
views: 3199

PS was out tonight your right about the Spectre, saw 2 of them parked for a break. Both did not have the Spectre RDD. You were also telling me that not all the cars have a built in radar unit. I don't know how you guys would do it. But lets say in the GTA region you might have 15 officers on a shift...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: Police Clothing and Equipment
Topic: Radar / Lidar Units types
replies: 17
views: 3199

Makes alot of sense. Plus why order cars for highway patrol with alloys that would certainly cost alot more and would be hard to justify buying them with citizens tax dollars. Maybee wrong thread. On a cop car on the back you sometimes will see 2-3 of these dome like things. They are circular near t...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Speed Traps
Topic: 401 - Chatham
replies: 12
views: 1330

I remember R.I tellin me that detachment at Chatam makes the Ohio Highway Patrol look like boy Scout's! Man bear you guys must have so much fun at work 5 chase cars at one lidar trap crazy! :cry: P.S i never asked you before. Whats your favorite vehicle to drive ? I bet those Tahoe must be fun to dr...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: HOV Lanes
replies: 13
views: 1558

Sorry just for those unaware of the term HOV. HOV = High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Basically they are lanes on the left side of the highway (even left of the passing lane) Usually a 4th lane added for vehicles carrying more than 1 passenger and have restricted access so you can only enter / exit the la...
by tdrive2
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: HOV Lanes
replies: 13
views: 1558

HOV Lanes

Just wondering what you guys think of those HOV lanes. Sure these lanes are faster then usual but i think they present a ton of problems, now the first thing i want to clear up is often we say speed is dangerous. Okay i can believe that depending on the context and situation its used in. But i think...

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