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    Default two tickets with one radar gun

    can any one tell me if i am correct in thinking that if you have two motorbikes in the field of view the gun can not tell which bike it has taken the reading from?

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    Default Re: two tickets with one radar gun

    If the officer had a unit with a Strongest/Fastest display such as the Stalker units, and only two bikes were in view, it could display both bikes' speeds.

    For instance, if the lead bike is traveling 40 and the trailing bike is traveling 42, the unit would show the strongest at 40 and the fastest at 42 whereas the strongest is the bike closest to the officer.

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    Default Re: two tickets with one radar gun

    Thanks! I was wondering the same thing.

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    Default Re: two tickets with one radar gun

    Good info.

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    Default Re: two tickets with one radar gun

    Agreed good info

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    Default Re: two tickets with one radar gun

    So basically they have to decide who is who?

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    Default Re: two tickets with one radar gun

    Quote Originally Posted by Just1n View Post
    If the officer had a unit with a Strongest/Fastest display such as the Stalker units, and only two bikes were in view, it could display both bikes' speeds.

    For instance, if the lead bike is traveling 40 and the trailing bike is traveling 42, the unit would show the strongest at 40 and the fastest at 42 whereas the strongest is the bike closest to the officer.
    In addition to what Just1n stated, if there is only one reading say 40 mph, it tells LEO that both bikes were traveling at the same speed.

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    Default Re: two tickets with one radar gun

    Quote Originally Posted by lchappell View Post
    can any one tell me if i am correct in thinking that if you have two motorbikes in the field of view the gun can not tell which bike it has taken the reading from?
    Radar is non-specific, and is not required to identify a specific vehicle. It is up to the officer to visually identify the vehicle off of which he has just received a reading.

    Hence the reason many people believe they have been falsely ticketed - they were the lead vehicle perhaps, while the car behind them was going faster and the officer just assumed the lead vehicle was the faster one...

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    Last edited by DouglasABaker; 03-26-2009 at 07:29 PM.

 

 

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