Okay, I know from personal experience that the Police lie in Traffic court ALL the time. I was doing jury duty and had to explain it to the rest of the jurors that the officer very well might be stretching the truth to deliver bullet-proof testimony as they are trained and rehearsed. I have heard it dozens of times in court... This is ALWAYS how they deliver it at least in my area and from what I have heard:
I was driving down pickpocket road and estimated Mr. Smith was traveling 63 in a 45 - Using RADAR I clocked Mr. Smith at 61 and issued a citation... Their phony estimate is always about 2 MPH off... it makes them look good and professional to the court's (and the jury), but it is usually made-up testimony.
The truth (verified by my detector and experience):
Scenario 1: I will be driving the Posted Speed Limit (i.e. 35 in a 35) as the only car on the road and still get hit at point blank range via Instant-On to check if I am speeding... They aren't estimating first! If they were estimating there would be no *reasonable* reason to do an Instant-On check... or they are very bad at estimating... Obviously, I don't get pulled over in this case, but if I did I would get the ticket & the cop would then deliver his/her rehearsed speech about estimating the speed, first. It also pisses me off that they check for no reason. I feel the same as when they ask to see my Drvier's licence and I am not driving...
Scenario 2: I am driving and get an alert that very slowly ramps up over time as I get closer to the source or the source gets closer to me... Eventually I drive by a cop and/or he/she drives past me. He/she is relying on Constant-On RADAR and is NOT estimating anything... Probably has the Doppler audio turned off, too.
The point is that the part in red is the part of the story they totally make up. They are liars and cheats. Why not just say, "I was randomly taking speed readings and caught Mr. Smith speeding" or "I was just driving with my RADAR on and when Mr. Smith and I crossed paths, I noticed he was speeding, so I turned around and issued a citation." ???